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CVE-2000-0993 Detail

Current Description

Format string vulnerability in pw_error function in BSD libutil library allows local users to gain root privileges via a malformed password in commands such as chpass or passwd.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


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

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Hyperlink Resource
ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-00:58.chpass.asc
ftp://ftp.NetBSD.ORG/pub/NetBSD/misc/security/advisories/NetBSD-SA2000-015.txt.asc
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=97068555106135&w=2
http://www.openbsd.org/errata27.html#pw_error
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/1744 Exploit Patch Vendor Advisory
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/5339

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd:3.2
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 cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd:3.3
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 cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd:3.4
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 cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd:3.5
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 cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd:4.0
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 cpe:/o:netbsd:netbsd:1.4
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 cpe:/o:netbsd:netbsd:1.4.1
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 cpe:/o:netbsd:netbsd:1.4.2
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 cpe:/o:openbsd:openbsd:2.3
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 cpe:/o:openbsd:openbsd:2.4
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 cpe:/o:openbsd:openbsd:2.5
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 cpe:/o:openbsd:openbsd:2.6
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 cpe:/o:openbsd:openbsd:2.7
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2000-0993
NVD Published Date:
12/19/2000
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2017