Two remote code execution vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader

Published: 2013-02-13 00:00:00 | Updated: 2017-01-13
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 2
CVE ID CVE-2013-0640
CVE-2013-0641
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]
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 Vulnerability #1 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerability #2 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat
Vulnerable software versions Adobe Reader 9.5.4
Adobe Reader 9.5.3
Adobe Reader 9.5.2

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Adobe Acrobat 11.0.2
Adobe Acrobat 11.0.1
Adobe Acrobat 11.0.0

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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 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.

Remediation

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.

External links

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-07.html

2) Buffer overflow

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.

Remediation

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.

External links

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-07.html

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