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.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57891

File Name: understand_insecure_dll_load.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2012/02/10

Modified: 2017/02/10

Dependencies: 13855

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:scitools:understand

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/02/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4755

BID: 51910

OSVDB: 78986