Current Description

The default configuration of XFCE 3.5.1 bypasses the Xauthority access control mechanism with an "xhost + localhost" command in the xinitrc program, which allows local users to sniff X Windows traffic and gain privileges.

Basic Data

PublishedDecember 11, 2000
Last ModifiedMay 03, 2018
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:P/A:P
CVSS 2 - Access VectorLOCAL
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Base Score4.6
Exploitability Score3.9
Impact Score6.4
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
    2.3ApplicationXfree86 ProjectXfce3.5.1*******

Vulnerable Software List

Xfree86 Project Xfce 3.5.1


20001002 Local vulnerability in XFCE 3.5.1
1736 Vendor Advisory