Vulnerability Note VU#33433

Filemaker Pro 5.0v3 and below does not adequately protect web-enabled databases

Original Release date: 14 Dec 2000 | Last revised: 17 Jan 2001


FileMaker may expose data inadvertently.


FileMaker Web Companion prior to version 5.0v4 permits unauthorized access to data even if the database manager believes that data is protected by Field Level Security.


Attackers can read information, including items such as passwords, stored in databases thought to be protected.


Upgrade to 5.0v4 or later as described in

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
FileMakerAffected01 May 200014 Dec 2000
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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Our thanks to Erik C. Thauvin, of Blue World Communications, Inc., who reported this problem to us.

This document was written by Shawn V Hernan.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CAN-2000-0385
  • Date Public: 01 May 2000
  • Date First Published: 14 Dec 2000
  • Date Last Updated: 17 Jan 2001
  • Severity Metric: 12.00
  • Document Revision: 10


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