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Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat Reader vulnerable to information disclosure via "LoadFile()" method in ActiveX control

Vulnerability Note VU#250037

Original Release Date: 2005-06-07 | Last Revised: 2005-06-07

Overview

Adobe Acrobat Reader and Acrobat web control contain a flaw that allows the existence of local files to be discovered.

Description

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.

Impact

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.

Solution

Apply An Update

Adobe Support Knowledgebase Document 331465 contains information on updates, fixes, and mitigation strategies.

Vendor Information

250037
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Adobe Systems Incorporated

Updated:  April 12, 2005

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Adobe Support Knowledgebase Document 331465 contains information on updates, fixes, and mitigation strategies.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.


CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Acknowledgements

Thanks to NISCC and Robert Fly of Hyperdose Security for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ken MacInnis.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2005-0035
Severity Metric: 2.67
Date Public: 2005-04-01
Date First Published: 2005-06-07
Date Last Updated: 2005-06-07 18:11 UTC
Document Revision: 10

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