Google Picasa <= 3.6 Build 105.61 JPEG Image Handling Remote Code Execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 55734


An application on the remote Windows host can be exploited to execute arbitrary code remotely.


The version of Google Picasa running on the remote host is earlier than 3.6 Build 105.67. As such, it reportedly does not properly handle JPEG image files with invalid properties.

If a remote attacker can trick a user into opening a specially crafted JPEG file with the affected application, he could leverage this issue to cause an application crash or even execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.


Upgrade to Picasa 3.6 Build 105.67 or later.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 55734

File Name: google_picasa_3_6_105_67.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2011/07/29

Modified: 2011/10/24

Dependencies: 45048

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:google:picasa

Required KB Items: SMB/Google_Picasa/Installed

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/06/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/07/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2747

BID: 48725

OSVDB: 73980

MSVR: MSVR11-008