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Adobe Acrobat Reader Shell Command Injection and Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2004-08-13    Views:  19,788

Secunia Advisory SA12285

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Greg MacManus has reported two vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

1) An input validation error within the "uudecoding" feature allows injection of arbitrary shell commands. This can be exploited via a malicious PDF document with a specially crafted filename containing backtick shell metacharacters.

2) A boundary error within the "uudecoding" feature can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow via a malicious PDF document with an overly long filename.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code, but requires that a user is tricked into opening a malicious document.

The vulnerabilities have been reported in versions 5.05 and 5.06 for UNIX. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Version 5.09 for UNIX is not vulnerable.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Greg MacManus, iDEFENSE Labs.

Original Advisory:
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=124&type=vulnerabilities
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=125&type=vulnerabilities

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