Vulnerability Note VU#250037
Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat Reader vulnerable to information disclosure via "LoadFile()" method in ActiveX control
Adobe Acrobat Reader and Acrobat web control contain a flaw that allows the existence of local files to be discovered.
The Adobe Acrobat Internet Explorer ActiveX web control may disclose the existence of local files if the LoadFile() method is called with the complete file name and path of the local file. A malicious web site may call the ActiveX control directly in order to exploit this flaw.
A remote, unauthenticated user may be able to discover the existence of local files if an Internet Explorer user views content which queries the ActiveX control directly. This information may in turn be useful in staging further attacks.
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|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Adobe Systems Incorporated||Affected||-||12 Apr 2005|
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Thanks to NISCC and Robert Fly of Hyperdose Security for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Ken MacInnis.
- CVE IDs: CAN-2005-0035
- Date Public: 01 Apr 2005
- Date First Published: 07 Jun 2005
- Date Last Updated: 07 Jun 2005
- Severity Metric: 2.67
- Document Revision: 10
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