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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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Assigning CNA
MITRE Corporation
Date Record Created
20010831 Disclaimer: The record 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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