Scientific Toolworks Understand 'wintab32.dll' DLL Loading Arbitrary Code Execution

high Nessus Plugin ID 57891


A program installed on the remote Windows host is affected by an insecure DLL loading vulnerability.


The version of Scientific Toolworks Understand installed on the remote Windows host is earlier than 2.6 Build 600. As such, it insecurely looks in its current working directory when resolving DLL dependencies, such as for 'wintab32.dll'.

Attackers may exploit this 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 version 2.6 Build 600 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57891

File Name: understand_insecure_dll_load.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2/10/2012

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:scitools:understand

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/8/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/8/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4755

BID: 51910