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Adobe Reader / Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2010-09-14    Last Update:  2010-10-07    Views:  16,270

Secunia Advisory SA41435

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Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Adobe Reader / Acrobat, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges and by malicious people to compromise a user's system


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Subject: Adobe Reader / Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities

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ddmarshall RE: Adobe Reader/Acrobat Flash Player Unspecified Code Execution Vulnerability
Dedicated Contributor 14th Sep, 2010 17:56
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Last edited on 14th Sep, 2010 17:56
Adobe and Microsoft are advising the use of EMET to block this exploit.

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

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Anthony Wells RE: Adobe Reader/Acrobat Flash Player Unspecified Code Execution Vulnerability
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@ddmarshall ,

The EMET describes covering SA 41340 :-

http://secunia.com/advisories/41340/

To your knowledge will it apply to cover this Flash related problem described here ??

Anthony

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ddmarshall RE: Adobe Reader/Acrobat Flash Player Unspecified Code Execution Vulnerability
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Neither Adobe or Microsoft have suggested using EMET to mitigate this vulnerability so far. I don't know if this is because it is not effective or the possibility of unwanted side effects is too great. I guess you would have to apply it to the browsers rather than the plugins and, with the large number of plugins available, some are bound to cause problems.

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