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The web GUI for the Linux Virtual Server (LVS) software in the Red Hat Linux Piranha package has a backdoor password that allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands.
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  • ISS:20000424 Backdoor Password in Red Hat Linux Virtual Server Package
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  • REDHAT:RHSA-2000:014-10
Assigning CNA
MITRE Corporation
Date Record Created
20000420 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)
Modified (20070924)
Votes (Legacy)
ACCEPT(3) Baker, Cole, Levy
MODIFY(1) Frech
NOOP(2) Christey, Wall
Comments (Legacy)
 Christey> Typo fix: change "passowrd" to "password"
   ADDREF BID:1148
 Christey> ADDREF XF:piranha-default-password
 Frech> XF:piranha-default-password
   In description, passowrd should be password.
 Cox> The "execute arbitrary commands" part is a seperate vulnerability,
   already assigned CVE-2000-0322.  The package was designed to have no
   password on installation, so "backdoor" does not apply.  When users
   install Piranha they are expected to add a password to the web
   administration GUI, it's a documented part of the procedure.  "The web
   GUI for the Linux Virtual Server (LVS) software in the Red Hat Linux
   Piranha package installs with a default password" is accurate if it
   qualifies as an exposure.
 Christey> BUGTRAQ:20000425 piranha default password/exploit
   Default accounts/passwords need to be accounted for in CVE,
   but the question is what level of abstraction to use - a
   separate CVE for each password, or one CVE for all passwords,
   or somewhere in the middle?  That is the crux of CD:CF-PASS.

Proposed (Legacy)
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