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Adobe Reader / Acrobat SING "uniqueName" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2010-09-08    Last Update:  2010-10-06    Views:  67,290

Secunia Advisory SA41340

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


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

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within CoolType.dll when processing the "uniqueName" entry of SING tables in fonts and can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow by e.g. tricking a user into opening a malicious PDF file containing a specially crafted embedded font.

The vulnerability is reported in version 8.2.4 (confirmed) and prior and version 9.3.4 (confirmed) and prior.

NOTE: The vulnerability is currently being actively exploited.


Solution:
Update to version 8.2.5 and 9.4.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported as a 0-day.

Original Advisory:
Adobe:
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa10-02.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-21.html

contagio:
http://contagiodump.blogspot.com/2010/09/cve-david-leadbetters-one-point-lesson.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Adobe and Microsoft recommend using this procedure to prevent the vulnerability being exploited.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2010/09/10/...

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