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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2017-2640

An out-of-bounds write flaw was found in the way Pidgin before 2.12.0 processed XML content. A malicious remote server could potentially use this flaw to crash Pidgin or execute arbitrary code in the context of the pidgin process.
Publish Date : 2018-07-27 Last Update Date : 2019-10-09
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.5
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID 787

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2017:1854: pidgin security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20171854 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2017-2640

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Debian Debian Linux 8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Pidgin Pidgin - Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Pidgin Pidgin 1.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.6.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.6.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.6.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.6.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.7.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.7.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.7.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.7.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.7.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.7.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.7.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.7.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.7.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.7.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.7.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.9.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.10.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.10.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.10.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
52 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.10.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
53 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.10.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
54 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.10.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
55 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.10.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
56 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.10.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
57 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.10.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
58 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.10.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
59 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.10.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
60 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.10.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
61 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.10.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
62 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.11.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
63 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
64 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
65 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Aus 7.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
66 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Eus 7.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
67 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Eus 7.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
68 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Debian Debian Linux 1
Pidgin Pidgin 61
Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Aus 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Eus 2
Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 1

- References For CVE-2017-2640

https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3806
DEBIAN DSA-3806
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201706-10
GENTOO GLSA-201706-10
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2017-2640 CONFIRM
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1854
REDHAT RHSA-2017:1854
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/96775
BID 96775 Pidgin CVE 2017-2640 Out of Bounds Write Security Vulnerability Release Date:2017-06-07

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2017-2640

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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