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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-1999-0626

Original release date: 01/01/1997
Last revised: 09/09/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

A version of rusers is running that exposes valid user information to any entity on the network.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 0.0 (LOW) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 0.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Unknown
This Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) entry is a configuration issue and not a software flaw. As such, it doesn’t fit in the CVE software flaw list. The Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score for this CVE entry has been set to 0 because this CVE entry has no impact as a software flaw according to CVSS. This does not mean that the configuration issue is not important and there may be security implications relative to computers having this configuration.

Solution

rusers is an unsecured and obsolete protocol and it should be disabled.

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