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openSUSE-SU-2013:1117-1: moderate: xdm: fixed NULL pointer crash
openSUSE Security Update: xdm: fixed NULL pointer crash
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Announcement ID: openSUSE-SU-2013:1117-1
Rating: moderate
References: #824884
Cross-References: CVE-2013-2179
Affected Products:
openSUSE 12.3
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An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.

Description:


xdm was updated on crypt() NULL pointer crashes:
* Starting with glibc 2.17 (eglibc 2.17), crypt() fails
with EINVAL (w/ NULL return) if the salt violates
specifications. Additionally, on FIPS-140 enabled Linux
systems, DES/MD5-encrypted passwords passed to crypt()
fail with EPERM (w/ NULL return). If using glibc's
crypt(), check return value to avoid a possible NULL
pointer dereference. (bnc#824884) (CVE-2013-2179)


Patch Instructions:

To install this openSUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

- openSUSE 12.3:

zypper in -t patch openSUSE-2013-547

To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".


Package List:

- openSUSE 12.3 (i586 x86_64):

xdm-1.1.10-14.10.1
xdm-debuginfo-1.1.10-14.10.1
xdm-debugsource-1.1.10-14.10.1


References:

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-2179.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/824884


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