Installer of Evernote for Windows may insecurely load Dynamic Link Libraries


The installer of Evernote for Windows contains an issue with the DLL search path, which may lead to insecurely loading Dynamic Link Libraries.

Takashi Yoshikawa of Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V3 Severity:
Base Metrics 7.8 (High) [IPA Score]
  • Attack Vector: Local
  • Attack Complexity: Low
  • Privileges Required: None
  • User Interaction: Required
  • Scope: Unchanged
  • Confidentiality Impact: High
  • Integrity Impact: High
  • Availability Impact: High
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

Evernote Corporation
  • Evernote for Windows versions prior to 6.3


Arbitrary code may be executed with the privilege of the user invoking the installer.

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The developer states that this vulnerability has been addressed in Evernote for Windows 6.3.
Vendor Information

Evernote Corporation
CWE (What is CWE?)

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

  1. CVE-2016-4900

  1. JVN : JVN#03251132
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2016-4900
Revision History

  • [2016/10/19]
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