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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2000-0566

makewhatis in Linux man package allows local users to overwrite files via a symlink attack.
Publish Date : 2000-07-03 Last Update Date : 2018-05-03
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat 2000-07-03
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- Products Affected By CVE-2000-0566

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Caldera Openlinux 2.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Caldera Openlinux 2.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 6.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 7.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 7.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Redhat Linux 5.2 * Alpha * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Redhat Linux 5.2 * I386 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Redhat Linux 5.2 * Sparc * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Redhat Linux 6.0 * I386 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Redhat Linux 6.0 * Sparc * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Redhat Linux 6.0 * Alpha * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Redhat Linux 6.1 * I386 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Redhat Linux 6.1 * Sparc * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Redhat Linux 6.1 * Alpha * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Redhat Linux 6.2 * I386 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Redhat Linux 6.2 * Sparc * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Redhat Linux 6.2 * Alpha * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Caldera Openlinux 2
Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 4
Redhat Linux 12

- References For CVE-2000-0566
XF linux-man-makewhatis-tmp(4900)
BID 1434 Multiple Vendor man(1) 'makewhatis' Insecure /tmp Files Vulnerability Release Date:2000-07-03
CALDERA CSSA-2000-021.0
REDHAT RHSA-2000:041

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2000-0566

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