Published:2014/02/21  Last Updated:2014/02/21

AutoCAD may insecurely load dynamic libraries


AutoCAD may use unsafe methods for determining how to load DLL's.

Products Affected

  • AutoCAD 2013 and earlier


AutoCAD provided by Autodesk, Inc. is an application for comuputer-aided design (CAD). AutoCAD contains an issue with the DLL search path, which may lead to insecurely loading dynamic libraries.


Arbitrary code may be executed with the privileges of the running application.


Upgrade the Software
Upgrade to the latest version according to the information provided by the developer.

According to the developer, this issue was resolved in AutoCAD 2014.

Vendor Status


JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2014.02.21

Measures Conditions Severity
Access Required can be attacked over the Internet using packets
  • High
Authentication anonymous or no authentication (IP addresses do not count)
  • High
User Interaction Required the user must be convinced to take a standard action that does not feel harmful to most users, such as click on a link or view a file
  • Mid
Exploit Complexity some expertise and/or luck required (most buffer overflows, guessing correctly in small space, expertise in Windows function calls)
  • Mid-High

Description of each analysis measures


kaito834 reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.

Other Information

JPCERT Reports
CERT Advisory
CPNI Advisory
CVE CVE-2014-0819
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2014-000020