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Vulnerability Score 6.4 6.4
CVE Id CVE-2000-0979
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:22:20
Published 19 Dec 2000 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



File and Print Sharing service in Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Me does not properly check the password for a file share, which allows remote attackers to bypass share access controls by sending a 1-byte password that matches the first character of the real password, aka the "Share Level Password" vulnerability.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 95

  • Microsoft Windows 98

  • Microsoft Windows 98se

  • Microsoft Windows Me


XF - win9x-share-level-password

BID - 1780

MS - MS00-072

BUGTRAQ - 20001012 NSFOCUS SA2000-05: Microsoft Windows 9x NETBIOS password

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:35:58