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Vulnerability Score 5.0 5.0
CVE Id CVE-2002-0131
Last Modified 10 Sep 2008 08:00:33
Published 25 Mar 2002 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



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.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Activestate Activepython

  • Activestate Activepython 2.1


BUGTRAQ - 20020116 Re: Serious privacy leak in Python for Windows

XF - activepython-activex-read-files(7910)

BID - 3893

BUGTRAQ - 20020115 Serious privacy leak in Python for Windows

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:36:47