An exploitable memory corruption vulnerability exists in the handling of the MXIT protocol in Pidgin. Specially crafted MXIT MultiMX message sent via the server can result in an out-of-bounds write leading to memory disclosure and code execution.
CWE-125 - Out-of-Bounds Read
Out-of-bounds read is a vulnerability that allows access to memory beyond the authorized accessible location. Such a vulnerability compromises the confidentiality of the trusted environment in the application and enables an attacker to launch further attacks by leveraging the exposed information.