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Vulnerability Score 5.0 5.0
CVE Id CVE-2002-1291
Last Modified 10 Sep 2008 03:14:15
Published 29 Nov 2002 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



The Microsoft Java implementation, as used in Internet Explorer, allows remote attackers to read arbitrary local files and network shares via an applet tag with a codebase set to a "file://%00" (null character) URL.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Microsoft Java Virtual Machine 1.1


BID - 6138

XF - msvm-codebase-read-files(10584)

BUGTRAQ - 20021108 Technical information about unpatched MS Java vulnerabilities

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:37:16