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Vulnerability Score 4.6 4.6
CVE Id CVE-1999-1358
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:19:19
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



When an administrator in Windows NT or Windows 2000 changes a user policy, the policy is not properly updated if the local ntconfig.pol is not writable by the user, which could allow local users to bypass restrictions that would otherwise be enforced by the policy, possibly by changing the policy file to be read-only.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 2000

  • Microsoft Windows Nt


MSKB - Q157673

XF - nt-user-policy-update(7400)

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:35:23