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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   GNOME Display Manager Vendors:   Gnome Development Team
GNOME Display Manager Null Pointer Dereference Lets Physically Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1030166
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1030166
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-7273   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 30 2014
Impact:   Denial of service via local system

Version(s): 3.4.1 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in GNOME Display Manager. A physically local user can cause denial of service conditions.

On systems configured with 'disable-user-list' set to true, a physically local user can enter a username and then press the cancel button to trigger a null pointer dereference and prevent users from logging in on the target system.

The vendor has assigned bug ID 704284 to this vulnerability.

Impact:   A physically local user can prevent users from logging in on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   None.


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