Sleipnir and Grani may insecurely load dynamic libraries


Sleipnir and Grani may use unsafe methods for determining how to load DLLs.

Sleipnir and Grani provided by Fenrir are web browsers. Sleipnir and Grani loads certain DLL's when HTML files are opened. Sleipnir and Grani contain 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

Fenrir Inc.
  • Grani 4.3 and earlier
  • Sleipnir 2.9.4 and earlier


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

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Vendor Information

Fenrir Inc.
CWE (What is CWE?)

CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2010-3163

  1. JVN : JVN#50610528
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2010-3163
  3. IPA SECURITY ALERTS : Security Alert for Vulnerability in Sleipnir and Grani
  4. US-CERT Vulnerability Note : VU#707943
  5. US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert : TA10-238A
Revision History

  • [2010/10/25]
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