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30 Days



This vulnerability is 18 years 8 months and 24 days old there are exploits publicly available for it. The vulnerability itself is over a year old, and with there being exploits publicly available it is highly advisable that this vulnerability is patched immediately.



It was possible to log on this machine without password.


Vulnerability Description

Using common usernames as well as the usernames reported by 'finger', us was able to log in through rsh. Either the accounts are not protected by passwords or the ~/.rhosts files are not configured properly.

This vulnerability is confirmed to exist in Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution, but could be present on any host that is not securely configured.



If the remote host is a Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution virtual appliance, apply the relevant patch referenced in Cisco security advisory cisco-sa-20130109-lms.

Otherwise, remove the .rhosts files or set a password on the impacted accounts.


Further Information

There is no further information available at this time.


CVE References

CVE-1999-0651 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
CVE-1999-0502 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails


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