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Google Picasa Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability


Secunia ID

SA43853

CVE-ID

CVE-2011-0458

Release Date

25 Mar 2011

Criticality

Highly Critical

Solution Status

Vendor Patch

Software

Google Picasa 3.x

Where

From remote

Impact
System access

This covers vulnerabilities where malicious people are able to gain system access and execute arbitrary code with the privileges of a local user.

Description

A vulnerability has been reported in Google Picasa, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to the application loading libraries in an insecure manner. This can be exploited to load arbitrary libraries by tricking a user into e.g. opening certain files located on a remote WebDAV or SMB share via the "Locate on Disk" functionality.

Successful exploitation may allow the execution of arbitrary code.

Solution

Update to version 3.8.

Reported by

Makoto Shiotsuki via JPCERT/CC.

Original Advisory

JVN#99977321:
http://jvn.jp/en/jp/JVN99977321/index.html