Remote code execution in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader

Published: 2011-12-06 00:00:00 | Updated: 2016-12-23
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2011-2462
CVSSv3 8.9 [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]
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 10.1.1
Adobe Acrobat 10.1.0
Adobe Acrobat 10.0.3

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Adobe Reader 10.1.1
Adobe Reader 10.1.0
Adobe Reader 10.0.3

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Vendor URL Adobe

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 when handling Universal 3D (U3D) data. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted .pdf 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 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux to version 9.5.
Update Adobe Reader X 10.x for Windows and Macintosh to version 10.1.2.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Windows
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Macintosh
Update Adobe Acrobat 9.x for Windows and Macintosh to version 9.5.
Update Adobe Acrobat X 10.x for Windows and Macintosh to version 10.1.2.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Windows
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=158&platform=Windows
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Macintosh




External links

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-01.html

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