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JVNDB-2011-000050

XnView may insecurely load executable files

Overview

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

XnView is a software for viewing and converting graphic files. XnView loads certain executables when using the "Open containing folder" function. XnView 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


XnSoft
  • XnView versions prior to 1.98.1

Impact

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

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

XnSoft
CWE (What is CWE?)

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

  1. CVE-2011-1338
References

  1. JVN : JVN#17844633
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2011-1338
  3. Secunia Advisory : SA45127
  4. SecurityFocus : 48562
  5. ISS X-Force Database : 68369
  6. OPEN SOURCE VULNERABILITY DATABASE (OSVDB) : 73619
Revision History

[2011/07/05]
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