Current Description

Format string vulnerability in ypserv in Mandrake Linux 7.1 and earlier, and possibly other Linux operating systems, allows an attacker to gain root privileges when ypserv is built without a vsyslog() function.

Basic Data

PublishedDecember 11, 2000
Last ModifiedOctober 10, 2017
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
    2.3OSMandrakesoftMandrake Linux6.1*******
    2.3OSMandrakesoftMandrake Linux7.0*******
    2.3OSMandrakesoftMandrake Linux7.1*******

Vulnerable Software List

Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 6.1, 7.0, 7.1


MDKSA-2000:064 Vendor Advisory