Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin XMLHTTP ActiveX object HTTP response splitting
|adobe-acrobat-xmlhttp-response-splitting (31291)||Medium Risk|
The Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin when used with the Microsoft.XMLHTTP ActiveX object is vulnerable to HTTP response splitting attacks, 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 cause the server to return a split response, once the URL is clicked. This would allow the attacker to perform further attacks, such as Web cache poisoning, cross-site scripting, and possibly obtain sensitive information.
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:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin Web site: Adobe - Reader.
- OSVDB ID: 34407: Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin for Microsoft IE Microsoft.XMLHTTP ActiveX CLRF Injection
- SECTRACK ID: 1017469: Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service, Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks, and Execute Arbitrary Code
- SUSE-SA:2007:011: Acrobat Reader 7.0.9 update
- Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin 7.0.8
- Novell Linux Desktop 9
- Novell OpenSUSE 10.2
- 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
Jan 03, 2007
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