Reporter Himanshu Mehta
*Antivirus_Free_Edition_x64**.exe* loads and executes dll from its
For software downloaded with a web browser the applicationdirectory is
typically the user's "Downloads" directory: see <
and <http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2012/Aug/134> for "prior art" about
this well-known and well-documented vulnerability.
If an attacker places malicious DLL in the user's "Downloads" directory
(for example per "drive-by download" or "social engineering") this
vulnerability becomes a remote code execution.
Proof of concept/demonstration:
1. Create a malicious dll file and save it in your "Downloads" directory.
2. Download Antivirus_Free_Edition_x64.exe from
and save it in your "Downloads" directory.
3. Execute Antivirus_Free_Edition_x64.exe from your "Downloads" directory.
4. Malicious dll file gets executed.
Vendor Confirmed: Yes
Fixed Version: In Next Release.