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JVNDB-2011-000022

Picasa may insecurely load executable files

Overview

Picasa may use unsafe methods for determining how to load executables (.exe)

Picasa is a software for viewing and managing photos. Picasa loads certain executables when using the "Locate on Disk" function. Picasa contains an issue with the file search path, which may insecurely load executables.

Makoto Shiotsuki reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

Base Metrics: 5.1 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: High
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  • Integrity Impact: Partial
  • Availability Impact: Partial

Affected Products


Google
  • Picasa versions prior to 3.8

Impact

An attacker may execute arbitrary code with the privilege of the running application.
Solution

[Update the software]
Update to the latest version according to the information provided by the developer.
Vendor Information

Google
CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. No Mapping(CWE-Other) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2011-0458
References

  1. JVN : JVN#99977321
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2011-0458
  3. Secunia Advisory : SA43853
  4. SecurityFocus : 47031
  5. VUPEN Security : VUPEN/ADV-2011-0766
Revision History

[2011/03/28]
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