ActivePython ActiveX control could allow a remote attacker to read arbitrary files

activepython-activex-read-files (7910) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

A vulnerability in the ActiveX script handler in ActivePython could allow a malicious Web site operator to read arbitrary files on a visiting user's computer. A malicious Web site operator could embed a malicious script within a Web page to gain access to file and directory contents on the vulnerable visiting user's computer.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • ActiveState ActivePython 2.1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer

Reported:

Jan 15, 2002

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