TeraPad may insecurely load dynamic libraries


TeraPad may use unsafe methods for determining how to load DLLs.

TeraPad is a text editor. TeraPad loads certain DLL's when TXT files are opened. TeraPad contains an issue with the DLL search path, which may lead to insecurely loading dynamic libraries.

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

Susumu Terao
  • TeraPad Ver.0.93 and earlier


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

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Vendor Information

Susumu Terao
CWE (What is CWE?)

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

  1. CVE-2010-3161

  1. JVN : JVN#48097065
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2010-3161
  3. IPA SECURITY ALERTS : Security Alert for Vulnerability in TeraPad
  4. US-CERT Vulnerability Note : VU#707943
  5. US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert : TA10-238A
Revision History

  • [2010/10/26]
      Web page published