Public Date:
1168680: CVE-2014-8091 xorg-x11-server: denial of service due to unchecked malloc in client authentication
It was found that the X.Org server did not properly handle SUN-DES-1 (Secure RPC) authentication credentials. A malicious, unauthenticated client could use this flaw to crash the X.Org server by submitting a specially crafted authentication request.

Find out more about CVE-2014-8091 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 2.3
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (xorg-x11-server) RHSA-2014:1982 2014-12-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (xorg-x11-server) RHSA-2014:1983 2014-12-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (xorg-x11-server) RHSA-2014:1983 2014-12-11

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