Pidgin up to 2.10.x MXIT get_utf8_string memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Pidgin up to 2.10.x (Messaging Software). This vulnerability affects the function get_utf8_string of the component MXIT Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 06/21/2016 by Yves Younan with Cisco Talos as not defined advisory (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2016-2378 since 02/12/2016. The attack can be initiated remotely. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

Upgrading to version 2.11.0 eliminates this vulnerability.

Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 91844, 91845, 91847 and 91848.






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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Upgrade: Pidgin 2.11.0


02/12/2016 🔍
06/21/2016 +130 days 🔍
06/21/2016 +0 days 🔍
09/22/2016 +93 days 🔍
09/19/2022 +2188 days 🔍


Advisory: USN-3031-1
Researcher: Yves Younan
Organization: Cisco Talos
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-2378 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 91335 - Pidgin Multiple Security Vulnerabilities

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Created: 09/22/2016 06:04 PM
Updated: 09/19/2022 03:46 PM
Changes: 09/22/2016 06:04 PM (44), 04/23/2019 06:09 PM (7), 09/19/2022 03:40 PM (3), 09/19/2022 03:46 PM (18)
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