Teikihoukokusho Sakuseishien Tool may insecurely load Dynamic Link Libraries


Teikihoukokusho Sakuseishien Tool provided by Agency for Natural Resources and Energy of METI contains an issue with the DLL search path, which may lead to insecurely loading Dynamic Link Libraries (CWE-427).
The tool is provided as a ZIP archive. It is assumed that a user extracts the tool (the executable file) to the home directory. If a malicious DLL file is placed in the same directory as the tool and the user invokes the tool, then the malicious DLL is loaded and executed.

Takashi Yoshikawa of Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions,Inc. 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

Agency for Natural Resources and Energy of Ministry of Economy,Trade and Industry (METI)
  • Teikihoukokusho Sakuseishien Tool v4.0


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

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Use the latest version according to the information provided by the developer.
Teikihoukokusho Sakuseishien Tool v4.1 is installed on the system area of the computer. Therefore, the risk of a malicious DLL file being placed to the tool's directory by an attacker or by a tricked user, is decreased.
Vendor Information

Agency for Natural Resources and Energy of Ministry of Economy,Trade and Industry (METI)
CWE (What is CWE?)

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

  1. CVE-2017-2228

  1. JVN : JVN#53292345
  2. JVN : JVNTA#91240916
  3. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2017-2228
Revision History

  • [2017/08/17]
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