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Date: Wed Mar 20 2002 - 20:32:28 CST
On a default installation of Service Pack Manager 2000 for WindowsNT and
2000 by Gravity Storm Software, the software creates a hidden share
called SPM2000c$. This share is mapped to C:\. In all cases I found
critical directories readable and at times (depending on the OS
configuration) writeable to everyone remotely.
I found the following directory at least readable:
The impact should be obvious.
I contacted the software vendor. They uploaded a new version of their
software: they reported that it should not have this problem. I cannot
verify this because I did not test it.
Apart from this vulnerability, I must say that I liked the software when
I reviewed it. (But if you don't like it, don't blame me!) To quote
their website (since I'm tired tonight), "It allows to manage Windows
NT/2000 Service Packs and Hotfixes on the enterprise network in a
cost-efficient way. You can remotely detect, track, monitor, and install
Service Packs and Hotfixes on your network."
I am not associated with Gravity Storm Software. But, perhaps they might
give me a free licenced copy should I increase their sales. :)
They can be found at:
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