Speed Software Root Explorer and Explorer vulnerable to directory traversal


Root Explorer and Explorer provided by Speed Software contain an issue in processing file names, which may result in a directory traversal (CWE-22) vulnerability.

Ryohei Koike of Sakura Information Systems Co., Ltd. reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

Base Metrics: 4.3 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: Medium
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: None
  • Integrity Impact: Partial
  • Availability Impact: None

Affected Products

Speed Software
  • Explorer versions prior to 2.2
  • Root Explorer versions prior to 3.2


A remote, unauthenticated attacker may create an arbitrary file or overwrite an existing file in a directory that the applications have privileges to access.

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Vendor Information

Speed Software
CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. Path Traversal(CWE-22) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2014-9282

  1. JVN : JVN#42768331
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2014-9282
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