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Adobe Reader / Acrobat SING "uniqueName" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Secunia Official 15th Sep, 2010 19:08
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A vulnerability has been discovered in Adobe Reader, 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 confirmed in versions 8.2.4 and 9.3.4. Other versions may also be affected.

NOTE: The vulnerability is currently being actively exploited.

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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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