Adobe PhotoDeluxe "Connectables" option could allow a remote attacker to execute Java code

adobe-photodeluxe-execute-java (8210) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Adobe PhotoDeluxe could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary Java code on a remote user's computer, caused by a vulnerability in the "Connectables" feature. A remote attacker could create a Web page containing malicious Java code and host the page on a Web site or send it through an HTML email to view arbitrary files or execute arbitrary code on a remote user's computer, if the user views the page using Internet Explorer.


Gain Access


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • BID-4106: Adobe PhotoDeluxe Java Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-1601: The Connectables feature in Adobe PhotoDeluxe 3.1 prepends the Adobe directory to the CLASSPATH environment variable, which allows applets to run with higher privileges and remote attackers to gain privileges via an HTML e-mail message or a web page.
  • OSVDB ID: 17281: Adobe PhotoDeluxe Connectables Feature CLASSPATH Variable Privilege Escalation
  • US-CERT VU#116875: Adobe PhotoDeluxe does not adequately restrict Java execution

Platforms Affected:

  • Adobe PhotoDeluxe 3.0
  • Adobe PhotoDeluxe 3.1
  • Adobe PhotoDeluxe 4.0


Feb 09, 2002

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