Fortinet Discovers Blackberry Desktop Software for PC DLL Preloading Vulnerability
Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a DLL preloading vulnerability in Blackberry's Desktop Software for PC.
Blackberry's Desktop Software for PC is a free tool designed to manage the link between your computer and your BlackBerry device. It can sync your organizer, music and media files from your PC to your BlackBerry Device.
Blackberry's Desktop Software for PC is susceptible to a DLL preloading vulnerability. The issue occurs when the application looks to load a DLL for execution and an attacker provides a malicious DLL to use instead. The application generally follows a specific search path to locate the DLL. The vulnerability can be exploited by a simple file write (or potentially an over-write) which results in a foreign DLL running under the context of the application.
The product has been termed End of Life by the vendor. Users should refrain from installing the product or uninstall it immediately.
This vulnerability was discovered by Kushal Arvind Shah of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.