#VU1330 Stack-based buffer overflow


Published: 2020-03-18

Vulnerability identifier: #VU1330

Vulnerability risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2007-5659

CWE-ID: CWE-119

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Adobe Reader
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Adobe Acrobat
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor: Adobe

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

The weakness exists due to a boundary error within Javascript method. A remote attacker can create a specially .pdf file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger stack-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target 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.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website:

Adobe Reader 7 and 8:
https://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
Adobe Acrobat for Windows:
https://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3849
Adobe Acrobat for Macintosh:
https://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3856
Adobe Acrobat 3D version:
https://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3850
Adobe Reader 7:
https://www.adobe.com/go/getreader
Adobe Acrobat 7 for Windows:
https://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Windows
Adobe Acrobat 7 for Macintosh:
https://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Macintosh

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Reader: 8.0 - 8.1.2, 7.0 - 7.0.9

Adobe Acrobat: 7.0 - 7.1.0, 8.0 - 8.1.2


CPE

External links
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb08-13.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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