The (1) checkPasswd and (2) checkGroupXlockPasswds functions in xlockmore before 5.43 do not properly handle when a NULL value is returned upon an error by the crypt or dispcrypt function as implemented in glibc 2.17 and later, which allows attackers to bypass the screen lock via vectors related to invalid salts.
"CWE-476: NULL Pointer Dereference"
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service
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