Adobe Acrobat and Reader PDF object code execution

adobe-acrobatreader-object-code-execution (46333) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Adobe Acrobat and Reader could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by improper parsing of PDF objects. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted .PDF file, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to corrupt memory and execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of the victim.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.9
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

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

Refer to APSB08-19 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Adobe Product Security Bulletin APSB08-19: Security Update available for Adobe Reader 8 and Acrobat 8.
  • NORTEL BULLETIN ID: 2008009218, Rev 1: Nortel Response to Adobe Vulnerability Identifier APSB08-19 .
  • NORTEL BULLETIN ID: 2009009504, Rev 1: Nortel: Technical Support: Nortel Response to Sun Alert 249366 - Solaris 10 - Multiple Security Vulnerabilities.
  • Sun Alert ID: 249366: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in the Adobe Reader May Lead to Execution of Arbitrary Code.
  • ZDI-08-073: Adobe Acrobat Reader Malformed PDF Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • ASA-2008-439: acroread security update (RHSA-2008-0974)
  • ASA-2009-018: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in the Adobe Reader May Lead to Execution of Arbitrary Code (Sun 249366)
  • BID-32100: Adobe Acrobat and Reader 8.1.2 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2008-4813: Adobe Reader and Acrobat 8.1.2 and earlier, and before 7.1.1, allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted PDF document that (1) performs unspecified actions on a Collab object that trigger memory corruption, related to a GetCosObj method; or (2) contains a malformed PDF object that triggers memory corruption during parsing.
  • GLSA-200901-09: Adobe Reader: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
  • RHSA-2008-0974: Critical: acroread security update
  • SA32872: SUSE Update for Multiple Packages
  • SA35163: Nortel Media Processing Server Adobe Reader Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1021140: Adobe Acrobat Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • SUSE-SR:2008:026: SUSE Security Summary Report
  • VUPEN/ADV-2008-3001: Adobe Reader and Acrobat Multiple Code Execution Vulnerabilities
  • VUPEN/ADV-2009-0098: Sun Solaris Adobe Reader Multiple Code Execution Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Adobe Acrobat 8.0
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.1
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.1.1
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.1.2
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.1
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.1.1
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.1.2
  • Gentoo Linux
  • Nortel Media Processing Server 1000
  • RedHat Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7.z Extras
  • RedHat RHEL Desktop Supplementary 5 Client
  • RedHat RHEL Extras 3
  • RedHat RHEL Extras 4
  • RedHat RHEL Supplementary 5 Server
  • RedHat RHEL Supplementary 5.2.z EUS
  • Sun Solaris 10 SPARC

Reported:

Nov 04, 2008

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