Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin PDF file cross-site scripting and code execution

adobe-acrobat-pdf-xss (31271) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

The Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of input passed to PDF documents. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the FDF, XML, or XFDF parameter in a specially-crafted URL to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal or corrupt the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials or possibly obtain other sensitive information.

Note: This vulnerability only affects users running the Firefox browser. In Adobe versions prior to 6, this vulnerability could allow remote code execution.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 7
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin (8.0.0 or later), available from the Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin Web site. See References.

For Sun Solaris:
Refer to Sun Alert ID: 102847 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For SUSE Linux (Acrobat Reader):
Refer to SUSE-SA:2007:011 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux (Acrobat Reader):
Refer to RHSA-2007:0017 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux (Acrobat Reader):
Refer to RHSA-2007:0021 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Debian Linux (mozilla-firefox):
Refer to DSA-1336-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin Web site: Adobe - Reader.
  • Adobe Product Security Bulletin APSB09-15: Security Advisory for Adobe Reader and Acrobat.
  • Adobe Security Advisory APSA07-01: Cross-site scripting vulnerability in versions 7.0.8 and earlier of Adobe Reader and Acrobat.
  • Full-Disclosure Mailing List, Wed Jan 03 2007 - 11:22:49 CST: Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin - Multiple Vulnerabilities.
  • Google Chrome Releases Blog, Wednesday, January 28, 2009 | 00:37 : Stable, Beta update: Yahoo! Mail and Security Fixes.
  • Sun Alert ID: 102847: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader May Lead to Execution of Arbitrary Code.
  • Sun Alert: 270669: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader for Solaris 10 May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code or Cause Denial of Service (DoS) - Adobe Security Bulletin APSB09-15.
  • ASA-2007-055: Adobe Acrobat Reader security update (RHSA-2007-0017)
  • ASA-2007-134: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader May Lead to Execution of Arbitrary Code (Sun 102847)
  • BID-21858: Adobe Reader Plugin Open Parameters Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
  • BID-33529: Google Chrome Cross Site Scripting and Cross Domain Security Bypass Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2007-0045: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin before 8.0.0, and possibly the plugin distributed with Adobe Reader 7.x before 7.1.4, 8.x before 8.1.7, and 9.x before 9.2, for Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP1, Google Chrome, Opera 8.5.4 build 770, and Opera 9.10.8679 on Windows allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary JavaScript and conduct other attacks via a .pdf URL with a javascript: or res: URI with (1) FDF, (2) XML, and (3) XFDF AJAX parameters, or (4) an arbitrarily named name=URI anchor identifier, aka Universal XSS (UXSS).
  • DSA-1336: mozilla-firefox -- several vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200701-16: Adobe Acrobat Reader: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200910-03: Adobe Reader: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • RHSA-2007-0017: Critical: Adobe Acrobat Reader security update
  • RHSA-2007-0021: Critical: Adobe Acrobat Reader security update
  • SA23483: Adobe Reader / Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA24533: Sun Solaris Adobe Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA33754: Google Chrome Cross-Site Scripting and Information Disclosure
  • SECTRACK ID: 1017469: Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service, Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks, and Execute Arbitrary Code
  • SECTRACK ID: 1023007: Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader Flaws Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Deny Service
  • SUSE-SA:2007:011: Acrobat Reader 7.0.9 update
  • SUSE-SA:2009:049: Acrobat Reader Security update

Platforms Affected:

  • Adobe Acrobat 3.0
  • Adobe Acrobat 3.1
  • Adobe Acrobat 4.0
  • Adobe Acrobat 4.0.5
  • Adobe Acrobat 4.0.5A
  • Adobe Acrobat 4.0.5C
  • Adobe Acrobat 5.0
  • Adobe Acrobat 5.0.10
  • Adobe Acrobat 5.0.5
  • Adobe Acrobat 5.0.6
  • Adobe Acrobat 6.0
  • Adobe Acrobat 6.0.1
  • Adobe Acrobat 6.0.2
  • Adobe Acrobat 6.0.3
  • Adobe Acrobat 6.0.4
  • Adobe Acrobat 6.0.5
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.1 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.1 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.1
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.2 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.2 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.2
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.3 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.3
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.3 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.4 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.4
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.4 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.5
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.5 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.5 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.6 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.6
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.6 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.7 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.7
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.7 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.8 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.8 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.8
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.9
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.1.3
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.0.0
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.1
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.1.1
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.1.2
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.1.3
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.1.4
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.1.6
  • Adobe Acrobat 9
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.0.0
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.1
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.1.1
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.1.2
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.1.3
  • Adobe Acrobat 3D
  • Adobe Acrobat Elements 7.0.8
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0.1
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0.2
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0.3
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0.4
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0.5
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.1
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.2
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.3
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.4
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.5
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.6
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.7
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.8
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin 7.0.8
  • Adobe Reader 3.0
  • Adobe Reader 4.0
  • Adobe Reader 4.0.5
  • Adobe Reader 4.0.5A
  • Adobe Reader 4.0.5C
  • Adobe Reader 4.5
  • Adobe Reader 5.0
  • Adobe Reader 5.0.10
  • Adobe Reader 5.0.11
  • Adobe Reader 5.0.5
  • Adobe Reader 5.0.6
  • Adobe Reader 5.0.7
  • Adobe Reader 5.0.9
  • Adobe Reader 5.1
  • Adobe Reader 6.0
  • Adobe Reader 6.0.1
  • Adobe Reader 6.0.2
  • Adobe Reader 6.0.3
  • Adobe Reader 6.0.4
  • Adobe Reader 6.0.5
  • Adobe Reader 7.0.1
  • Adobe Reader 7.0.2
  • Adobe Reader 7.0.3
  • Adobe Reader 7.0.5
  • Adobe Reader 7.0.7
  • Adobe Reader 7.0.8
  • Adobe Reader 7.0.9
  • Adobe Reader 7.1.0
  • Adobe Reader 7.1.1
  • Adobe Reader 7.1.3
  • Adobe Reader 8.1.1
  • Adobe Reader 8.1.2
  • Adobe Reader 8.1.4
  • Adobe Reader 8.1.6
  • Adobe Reader 9.0
  • Adobe Reader 9.1
  • Adobe Reader 9.1.2
  • Adobe Reader 9.1.3
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
  • Gentoo Linux
  • Google Chrome 1.0.154.36
  • Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.2
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.3
  • Novell OpenSUSE 11.0
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP2
  • RedHat RHEL Extras 3
  • RedHat RHEL Extras 4
  • Sun Solaris 10 SPARC
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.1
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.3
  • SuSE SuSE SLED 10
  • SuSE SuSE SLES 9
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux FUJI

Reported:

Jan 03, 2007

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