Gravity Storm Service Pack Manager 2000 hidden share could give access to system32 directory

sp-manager-insecure-directories (8607) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Service Pack Manager 2000 could allow a remote attacker to gain read access to the \winnt\system32\repair directory or read and write access to the \winnt\system32 directory. An attacker could use this vulnerability to gain access to sensitive information or create or modify files on the system.


Gain Access


Contact Gravity Storm Software Technical Support for upgrade or patch information. See References.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Wed Mar 20 2002 - 20:32:28 CST: Gravity Storm Service Pack Manager 2000 Share Vulnerability.
  • Gravity Store Software Web site: Service Pack Manager - service pack/hotfix query/installation: Windows NT / Win2K network.
  • BID-4347: Gravity Storm Service Pack Manager 2000 Directory Permissions Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0479: Gravity Storm Service Pack Manager 2000 creates a hidden share (SPM2000c$) mapped to the C drive, which may allow local users to bypass access restrictions on certain directories in the C drive, such as system32, by accessing them through the hidden share.
  • OSVDB ID: 10428: Gravity Storm Service Pack Manager 2000 Hidden Share Access Restriction Bypass

Platforms Affected:

  • Gravity Storm Software Service Pack Manager 2000 6.3 and prior


Mar 21, 2002

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