Adobe Illustrator Path Subversion Arbitrary DLL Injection Code Execution (APSB10-29)

High Nessus Plugin ID 50988


The remote Windows host contains an application that allows arbitrary code execution.


The version of Adobe Illustrator installed on the remote host is earlier than 15.0.2. Such versions insecurely look in their current working directory when resolving DLL and file dependencies, such as for 'aires.dll'.

If a malicious DLL with the same name as a required DLL is located in the application's current working directory, the malicious DLL will be loaded.


Upgrade to Adobe Illustrator CS5 if necessary and apply the 15.0.2 update.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 50988

File Name: adobe_illustrator_apsb10-29.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2010/12/06

Modified: 2012/05/09

Dependencies: 43860

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:illustrator

Required KB Items: SMB/Adobe Illustrator/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/12/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/08/25

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3152

BID: 42715

OSVDB: 67534

EDB-ID: 14773