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CVE-2014-8091 Detail

Current Description

X.Org X Window System (aka X11 and X) X11R5 and X.Org Server (aka xserver and xorg-server) before 1.16.3, when using SUN-DES-1 (Secure RPC) authentication credentials, does not check the return value of a malloc call, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and server crash) via a crafted connection request.

Source:  MITRE
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Evaluator Description

CWE-476: NULL Pointer Dereference

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0532.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/61947
http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-3095
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2015:119
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/bulletinjan2015-2370101.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/bulletinoct2015-2511968.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujul2015-2367936.html Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/71597
http://www.x.org/wiki/Development/Security/Advisory-2014-12-09/ Patch Vendor Advisory
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201504-06

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:x.org:xorg-server:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
1.16.2

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:x.org:x11:5.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

14 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2014-8091
NVD Published Date:
12/10/2014
NVD Last Modified:
01/02/2017