[Simeji for Windows] installer may insecurely load Dynamic Link Libraries


[Simeji for Windows] installer provided by Baidu Japan Inc. contains an issue with the DLL search path, which may lead to insecurely loading Dynamic Link Libraries (CWE-427).

Eili Masami of Tachibana Lab. 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

  • Simeji for Windows installer (simeji.exe)


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

[Do not use [Simeji for Windows] installer]
The developer has stated that the development and support of [Simeji for Windows] has been discontinued, thus recommends users to stop using the installer.
Users who already have installed [Simeji for Windows] do not need to re-install the application, because this issue affects the installer only.
Vendor Information

CWE (What is CWE?)

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

  1. CVE-2017-2219

  1. JVN : JVN#31236539
  2. JVN : JVNTA#91240916
  3. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2017-2219
Revision History

  • [2017/06/21]
      Web page was published