Apsaly may insecurely load executable files


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

Apsaly is a text editor that can interact with other applications. Apsaly loads certain executables when opening the folder that contains the file that is being edited, or when a particular sequence of actions are performed. Apsaly 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

Masahiko Watanabe
  • Apsaly Version 3.70 and earlier


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

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Vendor Information

Masahiko Watanabe
CWE (What is CWE?)

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

  1. CVE-2010-3162

  1. JVN : JVN#71138390
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2010-3162
  3. US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert : TA10-238A
Revision History

  • [2010/10/26]
      Web page published