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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2000-0917

Format string vulnerability in use_syslog() function in LPRng 3.6.24 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands.
Publish Date : 2000-12-19 Last Update Date : 2017-10-09
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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 Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
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 2000-09-25
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- Products Affected By CVE-2000-0917

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Caldera Openlinux Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Caldera Openlinux Ebuilder 3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Caldera Openlinux Edesktop 2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Caldera Openlinux Eserver 2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Redhat Linux 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Trustix Secure Linux 1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Trustix Secure Linux 1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Caldera Openlinux 1
Caldera Openlinux Ebuilder 1
Caldera Openlinux Edesktop 1
Caldera Openlinux Eserver 1
Redhat Linux 1
Trustix Secure Linux 2

- References For CVE-2000-0917
BID 1712 Multiple Vendor LPRng User-Supplied Format String Vulnerability Release Date:2000-09-25
XF lprng-format-string
REDHAT RHSA-2000:065
CERT CA-2000-22
CALDERA CSSA-2000-033.0
BUGTRAQ 20000925 Format strings: bug #2: LPRng

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2000-0917

LPRng use_syslog Remote Format String Vulnerability
This module exploits a format string vulnerability in the LPRng print server. This vulnerability was discovered by Chris Evans. There was a publicly circulating worm targeting this vulnerability, which prompted RedHat to pull their 7.0 release. They consequently re-released it as "7.0-respin".
Module type : exploit Rank : normal Platforms : Linux

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