Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin # character denial of service

adobe-acrobat-character-dos (31273) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

The Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin is vulnerable to a denial of service. By creating a specially-crafted URL to a PDF file appended with multiple "#" characters, a remote attacker could cause the browser to crash, if the attacker could persuade the victim to click the malicious URL.

Note: This vulnerability only affects users running Internet Explorer.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 2.8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 2.4
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

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

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin Web site: Adobe - Reader.
  • APSB09-15: Security Advisory for 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: 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.
  • 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-2007-0048: 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, when used with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Opera, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a long sequence of # (hash) characters appended to a PDF URL, related to a cross-site scripting issue.
  • GLSA-200701-16: Adobe Acrobat Reader: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200910-03: Adobe Reader: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • OSVDB ID: 31596: Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin PDF URL Memory Corruption DoS
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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