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CVE-1999-1298 Detail

Current Description

Sysinstall in FreeBSD 2.2.1 and earlier, when configuring anonymous FTP, creates the ftp user without a password and with /bin/date as the shell, which could allow attackers to gain access to certain system resources.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Provides unauthorized access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT/advisories/old/FreeBSD-SA-97:03.sysinstall.asc Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.iss.net/security_center/static/7537.php

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:2.1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:2.1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:2.1.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:2.1.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:2.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
2.2.1


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-1999-1298
NVD Published Date:
04/07/1997
NVD Last Modified:
09/10/2008