CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2017-12480

Untrusted Search Path

Published: Aug 06, 2017 | Modified: Nov 07, 2023
CVSS 3.x
7.8
HIGH
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVSS 2.x
6.8 MEDIUM
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

Sandboxie installer 5071703 has a DLL Hijacking or Unsafe DLL Loading Vulnerability via a Trojan horse dwmapi.dll or profapi.dll file in an AppDataLocalTemp directory.

Weakness

The product searches for critical resources using an externally-supplied search path that can point to resources that are not under the product’s direct control.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Sandboxie_installer Sandboxie 5071703 5071703

Extended Description

This might allow attackers to execute their own programs, access unauthorized data files, or modify configuration in unexpected ways. If the product uses a search path to locate critical resources such as programs, then an attacker could modify that search path to point to a malicious program, which the targeted product would then execute. The problem extends to any type of critical resource that the product trusts. Some of the most common variants of untrusted search path are:

Potential Mitigations

References