Bug 1017430 (CVE-2013-4412) - CVE-2013-4412 slim: malformed or unsupported salts can crash login daemon
Summary: CVE-2013-4412 slim: malformed or unsupported salts can crash login daemon
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2013-4412
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Reported: 2013-10-09 21:00 UTC by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2021-10-20 10:41 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: slim 1.3.6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2021-10-20 10:41:40 UTC


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Description Vincent Danen 2013-10-09 21:00:12 UTC
It was reported [1] that slim 1.3.6 corrected [2] a potential security related to a potential NULL pointer dereference when using crypt() from glibc 2.17+.  If using this version of glibc with older versions of slim, the login daemon could crash when processing malformed or unsupported salts.

Although Fedora 18 ships this version of slim, it does not use a version of glibc that exposes this issue (Fedora 18 ships with glibc 2.16).

[1] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/10/09/4
[2] http://git.berlios.de/cgi-bin/cgit.cgi/slim/commit/?id=fbdfae3b406b1bb6f4e5e440e79b9b8bb8f071fb


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