Advisory Details

October 6th, 2010

Adobe Acrobat Reader Multimedia Playing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-10-193
ZDI-CAN-868

CVE ID CVE-2010-3632
CVSS SCORE 9, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Adobe
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Acrobat
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 10538. 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 Adobe Acrobat Reader. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the application explicitly trusting a string's length embedded within a particular file format. The application will duplicate an arbitrarily sized string into a statically sized buffer located on the stack. This can lead to code execution under the context of the application.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Adobe has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-21.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2010-08-25 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2010-10-06 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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