Published:2017/12/22  Last Updated:2017/12/22

The installer of Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation may insecurely load Dynamic Link Libraries


The installer of Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation may insecurely load Dynamic Link Libraries.

Products Affected

  • Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation version 3.55.7671.0901 and earlier


Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation provided by Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. is a data transfer tool. The installer of Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation contains an issue with the DLL search path, which may lead to insecurely loading Dynamic Link Libraries (CWE-427).


Arbitrary code may be executed with the privilege of the user invoking the installer.


Use the latest installer
Use the latest installer according to the information provided by the developer.
When executing the installer, be sure to check there are no suspicious files in the directory where the installer resides.
Users who already have installed Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation do not need to re-install the application, because this issue affects the installer only.

Vendor Status

Vendor Status Last Update Vendor Notes
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. Vulnerable 2017/12/22 Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. website


  1. Japan Vulnerability Notes JVNTA#91240916
    Insecure DLL Loading and Command Execution Issues on Many Windows Application Programs

JPCERT/CC Addendum

Vulnerability Analysis by JPCERT/CC

Base Score: 7.8
Attack Vector(AV) Physical (P) Local (L) Adjacent (A) Network (N)
Attack Complexity(AC) High (H) Low (L)
Privileges Required(PR) High (H) Low (L) None (N)
User Interaction(UI) Required (R) None (N)
Scope(S) Unchanged (U) Changed (C)
Confidentiality Impact(C) None (N) Low (L) High (H)
Integrity Impact(I) None (N) Low (L) High (H)
Availability Impact(A) None (N) Low (L) High (H)
Base Score: 6.8
Access Vector(AV) Local (L) Adjacent Network (A) Network (N)
Access Complexity(AC) High (H) Medium (M) Low (L)
Authentication(Au) Multiple (M) Single (S) None (N)
Confidentiality Impact(C) None (N) Partial (P) Complete (C)
Integrity Impact(I) None (N) Partial (P) Complete (C)
Availability Impact(A) None (N) Partial (P) Complete (C)


This analysis assumes that the user is tricked into placing a malicious DLL file prepared by an attacker in a specific folder.


Shun Suzaki 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-2017-17010
JVN iPedia JVNDB-2017-000251