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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2000-0993

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.
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) Gain privileges
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Products Affected By CVE-2000-0993

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Freebsd Freebsd 3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Freebsd Freebsd 3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Freebsd Freebsd 3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Freebsd Freebsd 3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Netbsd Netbsd 1.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Openbsd Openbsd 2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Openbsd Openbsd 2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Openbsd Openbsd 2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Openbsd Openbsd 2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Openbsd Openbsd 2.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Freebsd Freebsd 5
Netbsd Netbsd 3
Openbsd Openbsd 5

- References For CVE-2000-0993
XF bsd-libutil-format
NETBSD NetBSD-SA2000-015
OPENBSD 20001003 A format string vulnerability exists in the pw_error(3) function.
BID 1744 Multiple Vendor BSD libutil pw_error() Format String Vulnerability Release Date:2000-10-04
BUGTRAQ 20001004 Re: OpenBSD Security Advisory

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2000-0993

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