Adobe Acrobat Reader XFDF buffer overflow
|acrobatreader-xfdf-bo (15384)||High Risk|
Adobe Acrobat Reader is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow. By creating a malicious XFDF (XML Forms Data Format) file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system, once the file is downloaded. If the MIME type is set to 'application/vnd.adobe.xfdf', the file will be processed as an XFDF file, even if the extension of the file is not .xfdf. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by creating a malicious Web page or by sending the URL to a victim in a malicious email.
Upgrade to the current version of Acrobat Reader, available from the Adobe Systems Incorporated Downloads Web page. See References.
- Adobe Systems Incorporated Downloads Web page: Downloads - Adobe CustomerFirst Support.
- CIAC Information Bulletin O-091: Adobe Reader 5.1 XFDF Buffer Overflow Vulnerability.
- NGSSoftware Insight Security Research Advisory #NISR03022004: Adobe Acrobat Reader XML Forms Data Format Buffer Overflow.
- Offensive Security Exploit Database [07-04-2011]: Adobe Reader 5.1 XFDF Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (SEH).
- VulnWatch Mailing List, Wed Mar 03 2004 - 17:18:54 CST : Abobe Reader 5.1 XFDF Buffer Overflow Vulnerability.
- VulnWatch Mailing List, Wed Mar 10 2004 - 13:11:03 CST: With regards to the Adobe Acrobat Reader advisory (#NISR03022004).
- BID-9802: Adobe Acrobat Reader XFDF File Handler Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- CVE-2004-0194: Stack-based buffer overflow in the OutputDebugString function for Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PDF document with XML Forms Data Format (XFDF) data.
- OSVDB ID: 4135: Adobe Acrobat Reader XFDF Overflow
- Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.1
Mar 03, 2004
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