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Vulnerability Score 2.1 2.1
CVE Id CVE-1999-1400
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:19:25
Published 03 Jun 1999 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



The Economist screen saver 1999 with the "Password Protected" option enabled allows users with physical access to the machine to bypass the screen saver and read files by running Internet Explorer while the screen is still locked.

Vulnerable Systems


  • The Economist 1999 Screen Saver


BID - 466

NTBUGTRAQ - 19990603 Re: Huge Exploit in NT 4.0 SP5 Screensaver with Password Protecti on Enabled.

NTBUGTRAQ - 19990603 Huge Exploit in NT 4.0 SP5 Screensaver with Password Protection Enabled

NTBUGTRAQ - 19990604 Official response from The Economist re: 1999 Screen Saver

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:35:24