#VU1332 Untrusted search path


Published: 2016-12-15 | Updated: 2017-03-07

Vulnerability identifier: #VU1332

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2007-5666

CWE-ID: CWE-426

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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 vulnerability exists due to the way the application loads .dll libraries. A remote attacker can place a specially crafted .dll file along with PDF document on a remote SMB or WebDav share, trick the victim into opening that document and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

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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