Picasa may insecurely load executable files


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

Picasa is a software for viewing and managing photos. Picasa loads certain executables when using the "Locate on Disk" function. Picasa 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

  • Picasa versions prior to 3.8


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

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Vendor Information

CWE (What is CWE?)

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

  1. CVE-2011-0458

  1. JVN : JVN#99977321
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2011-0458
  3. Secunia Advisory : SA43853
  4. SecurityFocus : 47031
  5. VUPEN Security : VUPEN/ADV-2011-0766
Revision History

  • [2011/03/28]
      Web page published