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Adobe Acrobat Reader UnixAppOpenFilePerform Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2005-07-06    Views:  20,415

Secunia Advisory SA15934

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Acrobat Reader, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in "UnixAppOpenFilePerform()" when Acrobat Reader is opening a document containing a "/Filespec" tag. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Acrobat Reader by tricking the user to open a specially crafted PDF document.

The vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Acrobat Reader for Unix version 5.0.9 and 5.0.10.


Solution:
-- Linux and Solaris Platforms --

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
iDEFENSE

Original Advisory:
http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/329083.html

iDEFENSE:
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=279&type=vulnerabilities

Deep Links:
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