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Vulnerability Score 4.6 4.6
CVE Id CVE-1999-1217
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:19:00
Published 25 Jul 1997 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



The PATH in Windows NT includes the current working directory (.), which could allow local users to gain privileges by placing Trojan horse programs with the same name as commonly used system programs into certain directories.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows Nt


XF - nt-path(526)

NTBUGTRAQ - 19970725 Re: NT security - why bother?

NTBUGTRAQ - 19970723 NT security - why bother?

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:35:20