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Vulnerability Score 4.6 4.6
CVE Id CVE-1999-1317
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:19:14
Published 31 Dec 1999 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



Windows NT 4.0 SP4 and earlier allows local users to gain privileges by modifying the symbolic link table in the \?? object folder using a different case letter (upper or lower) to point to a different device.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows Nt 4.0


MSKB - Q222159

NTBUGTRAQ - 19990314 AW: [ ALERT ] Case Sensitivity and Symbolic Links

NTBUGTRAQ - 19990312 [ ALERT ] Case Sensitivity and Symbolic Links

XF - nt-symlink-case(7398)

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:35:22