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Corel PaintShop Pro Insecure Library Loading

Disclosed October 4, 2013    Zeroday : 730 days

Vulnerability Description:

PaintShop Pro insecurely loads libraries, such as dwmapi.dll. If an attacker convinces a user to open a .jpg file on an attacker-controlled WebDAV or SMB share, the vulnerability would be exploited, granting the attacker the ability to execute arbitrary code.



Vulnerable Software/Devices:

Corel PaintShop Pro X5 and possibly prior versions
Corel PaintShop Pro X6 and possibly prior versions

Vulnerability Severity:


Exploit Availability:

Publicly Available

Exploit Impact:

Insecure Library Loading
Exploitation of this vulnerability is possible through the use of methods like drive-by attacks. Remote attackers who successfully exploit this vulnerability will be able to execute code on the vulnerable system with the same rights as the currently logged on user.

BeyondTrust Prevention and Detection:

BeyondTrust's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.

  • 30880 - Corel PaintShop Pro Insecure Library Loading (20131004) (Zero-Day)


No mitigation is currently available.