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Vulnerability Score 7.5 7.5
CVE Id CVE-2001-1169
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:25:51
Published 02 Sep 2001 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



keyinit in S/Key does not require authentication to initialize a one-time password sequence, which allows an attacker who has gained privileges to a user account to create new one-time passwords for use in other activities that may use S/Key authentication, such as sudo.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Bell Communications Research S Key Gold


BUGTRAQ - 20010902 S/Key keyinit(1) authentication (lack thereof) + sudo(1)

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:36:34