Google Picasa < 3.8 Path Subversion Arbitrary DLL Injection Code Execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 52980


The photo organizer running on the remote Windows host allows arbitrary code execution.


The version of Google Picasa running on the remote host is earlier than 3.8. Such versions insecurely look in their current working directory when resolving DLL dependencies.

Attackers may exploit the issue by placing a specially crafted DLL file and another file associated with the application in a location controlled by the attacker. When the associated file is launched, the attacker's arbitrary code can be executed.


Upgrade to Picasa 3.8 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 52980

File Name: google_picasa_3_8.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2011/03/25

Modified: 2012/12/18

Dependencies: 45048

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:google:picasa

Required KB Items: SMB/Google_Picasa/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/03/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/03/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0458

BID: 47031

OSVDB: 71281

Secunia: 43853