XnView < 1.98.1 Insecure Executable Loading
High Nessus Plugin ID 55535
SynopsisThe remote Windows host contains an application that loads executables in an insecure manner.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionUpgrade to XnView version 1.98.1 or later as that reportedly resolves the issue.