openSUSE Security Update : xdm (openSUSE-SU-2013:1117-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

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)

See also :

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2013-07/msg00002.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=824884

Solution :

Update the affected xdm packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 75068 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2179

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