Current Description

userhelper in the usermode package on Red Hat Linux executes non-setuid programs as root, which does not activate the security measures in glibc and allows the programs to be exploited via format string vulnerabilities in glibc via the LANG or LC_ALL environment variables (CVE-2000-0844).

Basic Data

PublishedSeptember 30, 2000
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:C/I:C/A:C
CVSS 2 - Access VectorLOCAL
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactCOMPLETE
CVSS 2 - Base Score7.2
Exploitability Score3.9
Impact Score10.0
Obtain All Privilegetrue
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegefalse

Base Metric V3

No data provided.


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Vulnerable Software List

Redhat Linux *


20000930 glibc and userhelper - local root
20001003 SuSE: userhelper/usermode
MDKSA-2000:059 Advisory
RHSA-2000:075 Vendor Advisory