XnView < 1.98.1 Insecure Executable Loading

High Nessus Plugin ID 55535


The remote Windows host contains an application that loads executables in an insecure manner.


The version of XnView installed on the remote Windows host is earlier than 1.98.1. As such, it reportedly uses unsafe methods for determining how to load executables. Specifically, there is an issue with the file search path, which could result in the insecure loading of executables when using the 'Open containing folder' function.

An attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the running application.


Upgrade to XnView version 1.98.1 or later as that reportedly resolves the issue.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 55535

File Name: xnview_1_98_1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2011/07/07

Modified: 2012/03/20

Dependencies: 30130

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:xnview:xnview

Required KB Items: SMB/XnView/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/07/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/06/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1338

BID: 48562

OSVDB: 73619