XSS in Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat



Published: 2006-12-16 | Updated: 2017-03-20
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2007-0045
CWE-ID CWE-79
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Adobe Reader
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Adobe Acrobat
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor Adobe

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Cross-site scripting

EUVDB-ID: #VU1889

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2007-0045

CWE-ID: CWE-79 - Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient sanitization of user-input passed via FDF, XML, or XFDF parameter. A remote attacker can create a specially .pdf URL, trick the victim to follow it and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in user’s browser in context of vulnerable website.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to steal potentially sensitive information, change appearance of the web page, perform phishing and drive-by-download attacks.



Mitigation

Update Adobe Reader and Acrobat 7.x to version 7.1.4
Update Adobe Reader and Acrobat 8.x to version 8.1.7.
Update Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x to version 9.2.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Reader: 7.0 - 7.1.3, 8.0 - 8.1.6, 9.0 - 9.1.3

Adobe Acrobat: 9.0 - 9.1.3, 8.0 - 8.1.6, 7.0 - 7.1.3


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-15.html

Q & A

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