Self-Extracting Archives created by File Compact may insecurely load Dynamic Link Libraries


File Compact provided by SOURCENEXT CORPORATION is compression/decompression software. It can also create self-extracting archive files. Self-extracting archive files created by File Compact contain an issue with the DLL search path, which may lead to insecurely loading Dynamic Link Libraries (CWE-427).

Eili Masami of Tachibana Lab. reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

Base Metrics: 6.8 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: Medium
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  • Integrity Impact: Partial
  • Availability Impact: Partial

CVSS V3 Severity:
Base Metrics: 7.8 (High) [IPA Score]
  • Attack Vector: Local
  • Attack Complexity: Low
  • Privileges Required: None
  • User Interaction: Required
  • Scope: Unchanged
  • Confidentiality Impact: High
  • Integrity Impact: High
  • Availability Impact: High
Affected Products

The self-extracting archive files created by following software are affected:

  • File Compact Ver.5 version 5.09 and earlier
  • File Compact Ver.6 version 6.01 and earlier
  • File Compact Ver.7 version 7.01 and earlier


Arbitrary code may be executed with the privilege of the user invoking a vulnerable self-extracting archive file.

[Update File Compact and Recreate Self-Extracting Archive files]
Update to the latest version according to the information provided by the developer, and recreate self-extracting archive files.
Vendor Information

CWE (What is CWE?)

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

  1. CVE-2017-2252

  1. JVN : JVN#29939155
  2. JVN : JVNTA#91240916
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