Absolute path traversal vulnerability in a certain ActiveX control in officeviewer.ocx in EDraw Office Viewer Component 5.1 allows remote attackers to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a full pathname in the second argument to the HttpDownloadFile method, a different vulnerability than CVE-2007-3168 and CVE-2007-3169.
Published 2007-08-18 21:17:00
Updated 2017-09-29 01:29:17
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2007-4420

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 91 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2007-4420

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen

CWE ids for CVE-2007-4420

  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

Products affected by CVE-2007-4420

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