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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Libuser Vendors:   [Multiple Authors/Vendors]
Libuser Memory Error May Cause Denial of Service Conditions
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1010187
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1010187
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 18 2004
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Denial of service via network

Version(s): 0.51.7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in libuser. A user may be able to cause denial of service conditions via an application that implements libuser.

Mandrake reported that a user may be able to cause a linked application to crash or potentially write 4GB of random data to the local disk.

Mandrake credits Steve Grubb with discovering the flaw.

Impact:   A user may be able to cause denial of service conditions. The specific impact depends on the application that links in libuser.
Solution:   Fixes may be available for various Linux distributions [see the Message History].
Cause:   Resource error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 18 2004 (Mandrake Issues Fix) Libuser Memory Error May Cause Denial of Service Conditions
Mandrake has released a fix.



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  libuser


Mandrake reported that there are some vulnerabilities in libuser.  A user may be able to 
cause a linked application to crash or potentially write 4GB of random data to the local disk.

Mandrake credits Steve Grubb with discovering the flaw.


 
 


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