Current Description

The Economist screen saver 1999 with the "Password Protected" option enabled allows users with physical access to the machine to bypass the screen saver and read files by running Internet Explorer while the screen is still locked.

Basic Data

PublishedJune 03, 1999
Last ModifiedOctober 18, 2016
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeNVD-CWE-Other
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
CVSS 2 - Access VectorLOCAL
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactNONE
CVSS 2 - Base Score2.1
Exploitability Score3.9
Impact Score2.9
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegefalse

Base Metric V3

No data provided.


  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3ApplicationThe EconomistThe Economist 1999 Screen Saver********

Vulnerable Software List

The Economist The Economist 1999 Screen Saver *


19990603 Huge Exploit in NT 4.0 SP5 Screensaver with Password Protection Enabled Advisory
19990603 Re: Huge Exploit in NT 4.0 SP5 Screensaver with Password Protecti on Enabled. Advisory
19990604 Official response from The Economist re: 1999 Screen Saver