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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2000-0229

gpm-root in the gpm package does not properly drop privileges, which allows local users to gain privileges by starting a utility from gpm-root.
Publish Date : 2000-03-22 Last Update Date : 2008-09-10
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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) Gain privileges
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 2000-03-22
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- Products Affected By CVE-2000-0229

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Alessandro Rubini GPM 1.18.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Alessandro Rubini GPM 1.19 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Debian Debian Linux 2.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Debian Debian Linux 2.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Debian Debian Linux 2.2 * Pre Potato * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Debian Debian Linux 2.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Redhat Linux 6.0 * I386 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Redhat Linux 6.1 * I386 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Redhat Linux 6.2 * I386 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Suse Suse Linux 5.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Suse Suse Linux 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Suse Suse Linux 6.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Suse Suse Linux 6.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Suse Suse Linux 6.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Alessandro Rubini GPM 2
Debian Debian Linux 4
Redhat Linux 3
Suse Suse Linux 5

- References For CVE-2000-0229
REDHAT RHSA-2000:045
BID 1069 Multiple Linux Vendor gpm Setgid Vulnerability Release Date:2000-03-22
REDHAT RHSA-2000:009
SUSE 20000405 Security hole in gpm < 1.18.1
BUGTRAQ 20000322 gpm-root

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2000-0229

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