Remote code execution in Adobe Reader



Published: 2010-09-08 | Updated: 2017-01-05
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2010-2883
CWE-ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability 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 one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Stack-based buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU3482

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 9.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2010-2883

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to boundary error when handling specially crafted fonts within PDF document. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF document, trick the victim into opening it, cause stack-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on vulnerable system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in compromise of vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited.

Mitigation

Install the latest version from vendor's website. The vulnerability is fixed in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.4 and 8.2.5.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Reader: 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.2 Security Update 1 patch, 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.1.6, 8.1.7, 8.2, 8.2.1, 8.2.2, 8.2.3, 8.2.4, 9.0, 9.1, 9.1.1, 9.1.2, 9.1.3, 9.2, 9.3, 9.3.1, 9.3.2, 9.3.3, 9.3.4

Adobe Acrobat: 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.2 Security Update 1 patch, 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.1.6, 8.1.7, 8.2, 8.2.1, 8.2.2, 8.2.3, 8.2.4, 9.0, 9.1, 9.1.1, 9.1.2, 9.1.3, 9.2, 9.3, 9.3.1, 9.3.2, 9.3.3, 9.3.4

CPE2.3 External links

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa10-02.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-21.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.



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