Remote code execution in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader

Published: 2011-04-11 00:00:00 | Updated: 2017-03-17 15:20:05
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVSSv2 7.7 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C/E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
CVSSv3 8.8 [CVSS:3.0/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-2011-0611
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Reader
Vulnerable software versions Adobe Acrobat 10.0.3
Adobe Acrobat 10.0.2
Adobe Acrobat 10.0.1
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Adobe Reader 10.0.3
Adobe Reader 10.0.2
Adobe Reader 10.0.1
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Vendor URL Adobe
Advisory type Public

Security Advisory

1) Memory corruption

Description

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

The weakness exists due to boundary error in authplay.dll component. A remote attacker can create a specially Flash (.swf) file embedded in a Microsoft Word (.doc) file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption, and execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Remediation

Update Adobe Reader 9.x to version 9.4.4. Update Adobe Reader 10. x to version 10.0.3. Update Adobe Acrobat 9.x to version 9.4.4. Update Adobe Acrobate 10.x to version 10.0.3.

External links

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-08.html

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