CVE-2017-2640

HIGH

Description

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.

References

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/96775

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1854

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2017-2640

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201706-10

https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3806

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2018-07-27

Updated: 2019-10-09

Type: CWE-787

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: CRITICAL