Two remote code execution vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader

Published: 2013-02-13 | Updated: 2017-01-13
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 2
CVE ID CVE-2013-0640
CVE-2013-0641
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Vulnerability #1 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerability #2 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Adobe Reader Subscribe
Adobe Acrobat
Vendor Adobe

Security Advisory

1) Memory corruption

Severity: Critical

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] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2013-0640

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

Description

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

The weakness exists due to boundary error when handling malicious files. A remote attacker can create specially crafted PDF file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code 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.

Mitigation

Update Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x to 9.5.4.
Update Adobe Reader and Acrobat 10.x to 10.1.6.
Update Adobe Reader and Acrobat 11.x to 11.0.2.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Reader: 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, 9.4, 9.4.1, 9.4.2, 9.4.3, 9.4.4, 9.4.5, 9.4.6, 9.4.7, 9.5, 9.5.1, 9.5.2, 9.5.3, 9.5.4, 10.0.0, 10.0.1, 10.0.2, 10.0.3, 10.1.0, 10.1.1, 10.1.2, 10.1.3 , 10.1.4, 10.1.5, 10.1.6, 10.1.7, 11.0.0, 11.0.1, 11.0.2

Adobe Acrobat: 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, 9.4, 9.4.1, 9.4.2, 9.4.3, 9.4.4, 9.4.5, 9.4.6, 9.4.7, 9.5, 9.5.1, 9.5.2, 9.5.3, 9.5.4, 9.5.5, 9.x, 10.0.0, 10.0.1, 10.0.2, 10.0.3, 10.1.0, 10.1.1, 10.1.2, 10.1.3, 10.1.4, 10.1.5, 10.1.6, 11.0.0, 11.0.1, 11.0.2

CPE External links

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-07.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 an attachment in an e-mail message.

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.

2) Buffer overflow

Severity: Critical

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] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2013-0641

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

Description

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

The weakness exists due to buffer overflow when handling malicious files. A remote attacker can create specially crafted PDF file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code 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.

Mitigation

Update Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x to 9.5.4.
Update Adobe Reader and Acrobat 10.x to 10.1.6.
Update Adobe Reader and Acrobat 11.x to 11.0.02.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Reader: 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, 9.4, 9.4.1, 9.4.2, 9.4.3, 9.4.4, 9.4.5, 9.4.6, 9.4.7, 9.5, 9.5.1, 9.5.2, 9.5.3, 9.5.4, 10.0.0, 10.0.1, 10.0.2, 10.0.3, 10.1.0, 10.1.1, 10.1.2, 10.1.3 , 10.1.4, 10.1.5, 10.1.6, 10.1.7, 11.0.0, 11.0.1, 11.0.2

Adobe Acrobat: 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, 9.4, 9.4.1, 9.4.2, 9.4.3, 9.4.4, 9.4.5, 9.4.6, 9.4.7, 9.5, 9.5.1, 9.5.2, 9.5.3, 9.5.4, 9.5.5, 9.x, 10.0.0, 10.0.1, 10.0.2, 10.0.3, 10.1.0, 10.1.1, 10.1.2, 10.1.3, 10.1.4, 10.1.5, 10.1.6, 11.0.0, 11.0.1, 11.0.2

CPE External links

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-07.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 an attachment in an e-mail message.

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.