Explzh may insecurely load executable files


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

Explzh is a file compression/extraction software supporting multiple file formats. Explzh loads certain executables (.exe) when extracting files. Explzh 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?)

CVSS V2 Severity:
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

pon software
  • Explzh Ver.5.67 and earlier


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

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Vendor Information

pon software
CWE (What is CWE?)

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

  1. CVE-2010-3159

  1. JVN : JVN#85599999
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2010-3159
  3. US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert : TA10-238A
Revision History

  • [2010/10/20]
      Web page published