Microsoft Windows 2000 allows an attacker to bypass password policy

win2k-password-bypass-policy (8402) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Microsoft Windows could allow a local attacker to bypass password security policies. Windows 2000 allows network administrators to implement security policies that require users to change expired passwords and limit users from using any previous passwords. This allows a local attacker to bypass this policy by changing the password before it expires.


Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

No remedy available as of July 1, 2014.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Thu Mar 07 2002 - 01:40:51 CST: Windows 2000 password policy bypass possibility.
  • BID-4256: Microsoft Windows 2000 Password Policy Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0443: Microsoft Windows 2000 allows local users to bypass the policy that prohibits reusing old passwords by changing the current password before it expires, which does not enable the check for previous passwords.
  • OSVDB ID: 13424: Microsoft Windows 2000 Current Password Change Policy Bypass

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000

Reported:

Mar 07, 2002

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