Advisory Details

December 6th, 2006

Adobe Download Manager AOM Parsing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-06-044
ZDI-CAN-042

CVE ID CVE-2006-5856
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Adobe
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Download Manager
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 4280. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of the Adobe Download Manager application. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page.

The specific flaw exists in the AOM file format parser. A long [URL] element inside of a [DownloadRecord] element within an AOM file will result in a stack-based buffer overflow condition leading to execution of arbitrary code. The Download Manager is installed during the installation of of other Adobe products, such as Acrobat Reader. When installed, the download manager becomes the default application to handle .AOM files.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Adobe has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.adobe.com/go/apsb06-19/
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2006-04-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2006-12-06 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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