Published:2010/10/22  Last Updated:2010/10/22

Sleipnir and Grani may insecurely load dynamic libraries


Sleipnir and Grani may use unsafe methods for determining how to load DLLs.

Products Affected

  • Sleipnir 2.9.4 and earlier
  • Grani 4.3 and earlier


Sleipnir and Grani provided by Fenrir are web browsers. Sleipnir and Grani loads certain DLL's when HTML files are opened. Sleipnir and Grani contain an issue with the DLL search path, which may lead to insecurely loading dynamic libraries.


An attacker may execute arbitrary code with the privilege of running the application.


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

Vendor Status

Vendor Status Last Update Vendor Notes
Fenrir Inc. vulnerable 2010/10/22


  1. US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#707943
    Microsoft Windows based applications may insecurely load dynamic libraries
  2. IPA
    Security Alert for Vulnerability in Sleipnir and Grani

JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Analyzed on 2010.10.22

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 the user must be convinced to take a difficult or suspicious action. If the honest user must have elevated privileges, they are likely to be more suspiciouse
  • High

Description of each analysis measures


Makoto Shiotsuki 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-2010-3163
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2010-000047

Update History

Published in English.