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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-1999-1431

Original release date: 01/07/2005
Last revised: 09/05/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

ZAK in Appstation mode allows users to bypass the "Run only allowed apps" policy by starting Explorer from Office 97 applications (such as Word), installing software into the TEMP directory, and changing the name to that for an allowed application, such as Winword.exe.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.6 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: NTBUGTRAQ
Name: 19990107 WinNT, ZAK and Office 97
Type: Advisory; Exploit
External Source: NTBUGTRAQ
Name: 19990109 WinNT, ZAK and Office 97
Type: Advisory; Exploit
External Source: BID
Name: 181
Type: Advisory; Exploit

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