Untrusted search path vulnerability in Adobe Illustrator CS4 14.0.0, CS5 15.0.1 and earlier, and possibly other versions allows local users, and possibly remote attackers, to execute arbitrary code and conduct DLL hijacking attacks via a Trojan horse dwmapi.dll or aires.dll that is located in the same folder as an .ait or .eps file.
'CWE-426: Untrusted Search Path'
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
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20100825 Adobe Illustrator CS4 DLL Hijacking Exploit (aires.dll)
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