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CVE-2000-1209 Detail


The "sa" account is installed with a default null password on (1) Microsoft SQL Server 2000, (2) SQL Server 7.0, and (3) Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0, including third party packages that use these products such as (4) Tumbleweed Secure Mail (MMS) (5) Compaq Insight Manager, and (6) Visio 2000, which allows remote attackers to gain privileges, as exploited by worms such as Voyager Alpha Force and Spida.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/12/2002

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
10.0 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source BUGTRAQ 20000710 MSDE / Re: Default Password Database External Source BUGTRAQ 20000810 Tumbleweed Worldsecure (MMS) BLANK 'sa' account password External Source BUGTRAQ 20000816 Released Patch: Tumbleweed Worldsecure (MMS) BLANK 'sa' account password External Source BUGTRAQ 20020522 Opty-Way Enterprise includes MSDE with sa External Source BUGTRAQ 20000815 MS-SQL 'sa' user exploit code;%5BLN%5D;Q313418 External Source MSKB Q313418;EN-US;q321081 External Source MSKB Q321081 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source XF mssql-no-sapassword(1459) Patch; Third Party Advisory; US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#635463 External Source CONFIRM External Source BID 4797

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