Two vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat



Published: 2010-08-07 | Updated: 2017-01-21
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 2
CVE-ID CVE-2010-1240
CVE-2010-2862
CWE-ID CWE-78
CWE-190
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Vulnerability #1 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerability #2 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Adobe Reader
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Adobe Acrobat
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor Adobe

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 2 vulnerabilities.

1) Code execution

EUVDB-ID: #VU5225

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 7.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2010-1240

CWE-ID: CWE-78 - Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection')

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system using social engineering attack.

The vulnerability exists due to unspecified error. A remote attacker can use social engineering attack to trick the victim into executing arbitrary code on vulnerable system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install the latest version of Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat:
Adobe Reader 8.2.4 or 9.3.4
Adobe Acrobat  8.2.4 or 9.3.4

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Reader: 8.2, 8.2.1, 8.2.2, 8.2.3, 9.3, 9.3.1, 9.3.2, 9.3.3

Adobe Acrobat: 8.2, 8.2.1, 8.2.2, 8.2.3, 9.3, 9.3.1, 9.3.2, 9.3.3

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-17.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open a file.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.

2) Integer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU5224

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 8.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2010-2862

CWE-ID: CWE-190 - Integer Overflow or Wraparound

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to integer overflow in CoolType.dll when processing TrueType fonts with a large maxCompositePoints value in a Maximum Profile (maxp) table within PDF files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF file, trick the victim into opening it and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.


Mitigation

Install the latest version of Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat:
Adobe Reader 8.2.4 or 9.3.4
Adobe Acrobat  8.2.4 or 9.3.4

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Reader: 8.2, 8.2.1, 8.2.2, 8.2.3, 9.3, 9.3.1, 9.3.2, 9.3.3

Adobe Acrobat: 8.2, 8.2.1, 8.2.2, 8.2.3, 9.3, 9.3.1, 9.3.2, 9.3.3

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-17.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open a file.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.



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