Adobe Acrobat and Reader getIcon() buffer overflow

adobe-geticon-bo (49312) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Adobe Acrobat and Reader are vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the getIcon() function. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted PDF file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with the 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: 7.3
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to APSB09-04 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Adobe Product Security Bulletin APSB09-04: Security Updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat.
  • IBM Internet Security Systems Protection Alert - April 14, 2009: Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat GetIcon() Remote Code Execution.
  • Sun Alert ID: 256788: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader for Solaris 10 May Allow Execution of Arbitrary Code or Cause a Denial of Service (DoS) (Adobe Security Bulletin APSB09-04).
  • ZDI-09-014: Adobe Acrobat getIcon() Stack Overflow Vulnerability.
  • BID-34169: Adobe Acrobat and Reader Collab 'getIcon()' JavaScript Method Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-0927: Stack-based buffer overflow in Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat 9 before 9.1, 8 before 8.1.3 , and 7 before 7.1.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted argument to the getIcon method of a Collab object, a different vulnerability than CVE-2009-0658.
  • OSVDB ID: 53647: Adobe Acrobat getIcon() Function PDF Handling Overflow
  • RHSA-2008-0974: Critical: acroread security update
  • SA34706: Sun Solaris Adobe Reader Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1021861: Adobe Reader JavaScript Input Valdation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • SUSE-SA:2009:014: Acrobat Reader remote code execution
  • SUSE-SR:2009:009: SUSE Security Summary Report
  • VUPEN/ADV-2009-0770: Adobe Reader and Acrobat getIcon() Stack Overflow Vulnerability
  • VUPEN/ADV-2009-1019: Sun Solaris Adobe Reader Code Execution and DoS Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.1 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.1 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.2 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.2 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.3 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.3 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.4 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.4 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.5 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.5 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.6 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.6 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.7 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.7 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.8 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.8 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.9 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 7.0.9 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.0 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.0 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.1 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.1 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.1.1 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.1.1 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.1.2 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 8.1.2 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Professional Extended
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Professional
  • 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 7.0.9
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.1
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.1.1
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.1.2
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0
  • Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • Novell OpenSUSE 10.3
  • Novell OpenSUSE 11.0
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP2
  • 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:

Mar 18, 2009

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