ActivePython ActiveX control could allow a remote attacker to read arbitrary files
|activepython-activex-read-files (7910)||Medium Risk|
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.
No remedy available as of August 1, 2014.
- ActiveState Web site: ActivePython.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Jan 15 2002 - 13:48:05 CST: Serious privacy leak in Python for Windows.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Wed Jan 16 2002 - 05:06:52 CST: Re: Serious privacy leak in Python for Windows.
- BID-3893: ActivePython ActiveX Control Weak Default Security Policy Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-0131: ActivePython ActiveX control for Python in the AXScript package, when used in Internet Explorer, does not prevent a script from reading files from the client's filesystem, which allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a malicious web page containing Python script.
- OSVDB ID: 7899: Microsoft IE with ActivePython ActiveX Control Arbitrary File Read
- ActiveState ActivePython 2.1
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
Jan 15, 2002
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