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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2000-0491

Buffer overflow in the XDMCP parsing code of GNOME gdm, KDE kdm, and wdm allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands or cause a denial of service via a long FORWARD_QUERY request.
Publish Date : 2000-05-24 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) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
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 2000-05-21
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- Products Affected By CVE-2000-0491

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Caldera Openlinux * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Gnome GDM 1.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Suse Suse Linux 6.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Suse Suse Linux 6.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Caldera Openlinux 1
Gnome GDM 1
Suse Suse Linux 2

- References For CVE-2000-0491
BID 1233 GNOME gdm XDMCP Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-11
BID 1279 KDE kdm Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-11
CALDERA CSSA-2000-013.0
BUGTRAQ 20000607 Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - gdm
SUSE 20000524 Security hole in gdm <= 2.0beta4-25
BUGTRAQ 20000521 "gdm" remote hole
BID 1370 XFree86 xdm Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-11

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2000-0491

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