XSS in Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat

Published: 2006-12-16 00:00:00 | Updated: 2017-03-20 09:45:50
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2007-0045
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Not available
Vulnerable software Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat
Vulnerable software versions Adobe Reader 7.1.3
Adobe Reader 7.1.2
Adobe Reader 7.1.1
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Adobe Acrobat 9.1.3
Adobe Acrobat 9.1.2
Adobe Acrobat 9.1.1
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Vendor URL Adobe

Security Advisory

1) Cross-site scripting


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.


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.

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