Public Date:
985540: CVE-2013-4143 xlockmore: NULL pointer dereference leads to crash and bypass of screen lock

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The (1) checkPasswd and (2) checkGroupXlockPasswds functions in xlockmore before 5.43 do not properly handle when a NULL value is returned upon an error by the crypt or dispcrypt function as implemented in glibc 2.17 and later, which allows attackers to bypass the screen lock via vectors related to invalid salts.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4143 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4.6
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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