The installer of Sony Content Transfer may insecurely load Dynamic Link Libraries


The installer of Content Transfer (for Windows) provided by Sony Corporation contains an issue with the DLL search path, which may lead to insecurely loading Dynamic Link Libraries (CWE-427).

Tomohisa Hasegawa of Canon IT Solutions 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

Sony Corporation
  • Content Transfer (for Windows) Ver.1.3 and prior


Arbitrary code may be executed with the privileges of the installer.

[Do not execute the installer]
The developer states that the download service for the product has already ended.
If the affected installer exists in the device, delete the installer. Be sure to check there are no suspicious files in the same directory where the installer resides if the affected installer is being executed.
Vendor Information

Sony Corporation
CWE (What is CWE?)

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

  1. CVE-2022-41796

  1. JVN : JVN#40620121
  2. JVN : JVNTA#91240916
Revision History

  • [2022/10/11]
      Web page was published