A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the handling of the MXIT protocol Pidgin. Specially crafted data sent via the server could potentially result in a buffer overflow, potentially resulting in memory corruption. A malicious server or an unfiltered malicious user can send negative length values to trigger this vulnerability.
Published 2017-01-06 21:59:01
Updated 2017-03-30 01:59:01
Source CERT/CC
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Vulnerability category: OverflowMemory Corruption

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-2378

0.53%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 74 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-2378

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.8
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.6
6.4
NIST
8.1
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.2
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-2378

References for CVE-2016-2378

Products affected by CVE-2016-2378

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