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CVE-2014-0979 at MITRE


The start_authentication function in lightdm-gtk-greeter.c in LightDM GTK+ Greeter before 1.7.1 does not properly handle the return value from the lightdm_greeter_get_authentication_user function, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) via an empty username.

NVD CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

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Novell Bugzilla entry: 857303

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