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Macromedia "The Matrix" screen saver on Windows 95 with the "Password protected" option enabled allows attackers with physical access to the machine to bypass the password prompt by pressing the ESC (Escape) key.
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Date Entry Created
20010831 Disclaimer: The entry creation date may reflect when the CVE-ID was allocated or reserved, and does not necessarily indicate when this vulnerability was discovered, shared with the affected vendor, publicly disclosed, or updated in CVE.
Phase (Legacy)
Proposed (20010912)
Votes (Legacy)
MODIFY(1) Frech
NOOP(4) Christey, Cole, Foat, Wall
Comments (Legacy)
 Christey> Looks like there might have been a re-discovery, though the
   exploit is slightly different, and there is insufficient
   detail to be certain that this isn't for a different
   Matrix screen saver:
   BUGTRAQ:20010801 matrix screensvr(16 Bit CineMac Screen Saver Engine) - [input validation error?]
 Frech> XF:matrix-win95-password-bypass(8280)

Proposed (Legacy)
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