Adobe Acrobat and Reader JavaScript code execution

adobe-reader-javascript-code-exec (74733) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Adobe Acrobat and Reader could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a memory corruption error when handling JavaScript. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to corrupt memory and execute arbitrary code or cause the application to crash.


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


Gain Access


Refer to APSB12-08 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.


  • Adobe Product Security Bulletin APSB12-08: Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat.
  • BID-52949: Adobe Acrobat and Reader (CVE-2012-0775) Memory Corruption Vulnerability
  • CVE-2012-0775: The JavaScript implementation in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x before 9.5.1 and 10.x before 10.1.3 allows attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via unspecified vectors.
  • OSVDB ID: 81247: Adobe Reader / Acrobat Javascript Handling Unspecified Memory Corruption
  • RHSA-2012-0469: Critical: acroread security update
  • SA48733: Adobe Reader/Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Adobe Acrobat 9
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.0
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Professional Extended
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Professional
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.0.0
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.1 Standard
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.1
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.1.1
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.1.2
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.1.3
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.2
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.3
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.3.1
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.3.2
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.3.3
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.4
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.4.1
  • Adobe Acrobat X 10.0.3
  • Adobe Acrobat X 10.1
  • Adobe Acrobat X 10.1.1
  • Adobe Reader 9.0
  • Adobe Reader 9.1
  • Adobe Reader 9.1.1
  • Adobe Reader 9.1.2
  • Adobe Reader 9.1.3
  • Adobe Reader 9.2
  • Adobe Reader 9.3.1
  • Adobe Reader 9.3.2
  • Adobe Reader 9.3.3
  • Adobe Reader 9.3.4
  • Adobe Reader 9.4
  • Adobe Reader 9.4.1
  • Adobe Reader X 10.1.1
  • Adobe Reader X 10.1.2
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary 6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary 6
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary 6
  • RedHat RHEL Desktop Supplementary 5 Client
  • RedHat RHEL Supplementary 5 Server


Apr 10, 2012

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