Current Description

Pine 4.x allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands via an index.html file which executes lynx and obtains a uudecoded file from a malicious web server, which is then executed by Pine.

Basic Data

PublishedJune 28, 1999
Last ModifiedSeptember 10, 2008
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:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
CVSS 2 - Access VectorNETWORK
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactCOMPLETE
CVSS 2 - Base Score10.0
Exploitability Score10.0
Impact Score10.0
Obtain All Privilegetrue
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
    2.3ApplicationUniversity Of WashingtonPine3.98*******
    2.3ApplicationUniversity Of WashingtonPine4.0*******
    2.3ApplicationUniversity Of WashingtonPine4.2*******
    2.3ApplicationUniversity Of WashingtonPine4.10*******

Vulnerable Software List

University Of Washington Pine 3.98, 4.0, 4.10, 4.2


19990911 Update for Pine (fixed IMAP support)
19990628 Execution of commands in Pine 4.x PATCH Vendor Advisory