Current Description

Task Manager in Windows 2000 does not allow local users to end processes with uppercase letters named (1) winlogon.exe, (2) csrss.exe, (3) smss.exe and (4) services.exe via the Process tab which could allow local users to install Trojan horses that cannot be stopped with the Task Manager.

Basic Data

PublishedJuly 16, 2001
Last ModifiedApril 30, 2019
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 Privilegetrue
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
    2.3OSMicrosoftWindows 2000********
    2.3OSMicrosoftWindows 2000*sp1******
    2.3OSMicrosoftWindows 2000*sp2******
    2.3OSMicrosoftWindows 2000 Terminal Services********
    2.3OSMicrosoftWindows 2000 Terminal Services*sp1******
    2.3OSMicrosoftWindows 2000 Terminal Services*sp2******

Vulnerable Software List

Microsoft Windows 2000 *
Microsoft Windows 2000 Terminal Services *


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