IBM X-Force has reported a vulnerability in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.
The vulnerability is caused due to an integer overflow error when parsing PDF (Portable Document Format) files. This can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow when a specially crafted PDF file is scanned.
Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.
Solution: Apply the latest Microsoft Malware Protection Engine update.
Provided and/or discovered by: Alex Wheeler and Neel Mehta, IBM X-Force.
Original Advisory: MS07-010 (KB932135):
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Subject: Microsoft Malware Protection Engine PDF File Parsing Vulnerability
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