Panasonic applications register unquoted service paths


Some pre-installed applications on Panasonic PCs register Windows services with unquoted file paths (CWE-428).

Panasonic Corporation reported this vulnerability to JPCERT/CC to notify users of its solution through JVN. JPCERT/CC and Panasonic Corporation coordinated under the Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V3 Severity:
Base Metrics 8.4 (High) [IPA Score]
  • Attack Vector: Local
  • Attack Complexity: Low
  • Privileges Required: None
  • User Interaction: None
  • Scope: Unchanged
  • Confidentiality Impact: High
  • Integrity Impact: High
  • Availability Impact: High
CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 4.6 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Local
  • Access Complexity: Low
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  • Integrity Impact: Partial
  • Availability Impact: Partial
Affected Products

Panasonic Corporation
  • Multiple Computers

Panasonic PCs delivered in or later than October 2009 with the following pre-installed OSes.
* Windows 7 (32bit)
* Windows 7 (64bit)
* Windows 8 (64bit)
* Windows 8.1 (64bit)
* Windows 10 (64bit)

If a malicious executable is placed on a certain path, it may be executed with the elevated privilege.

[Update the Software]
Apply "Remediate Service Path Vulnerability Utility" according to the information provided by the developer.
Vendor Information

Panasonic Corporation
CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. Permissions(CWE-264) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2018-16183

  1. JVN : JVN#36895151
Revision History

  • [2018/11/29]
      Web page was published
  • [2019/09/27]
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