Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures

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Upstream information

CVE-2013-2179 at MITRE


X.Org xdm 1.1.10, 1.1.11, and possibly other versions, when performing authentication using certain implementations of the crypt API function that can return NULL, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and crash) by attempting to log into an account whose password field contains invalid characters, as demonstrated using the crypt function from glibc 2.17 and later with (1) the "!" character in the salt portion of a password field or (2) a password that has been encrypted using DES or MD5 in FIPS-140 mode.
CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 4.30
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

SUSE information

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 824884 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
openSUSE 12.3
  • xdm >= 1.1.10-14.10.1
  • xdm-debuginfo >= 1.1.10-14.10.1
  • xdm-debugsource >= 1.1.10-14.10.1