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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Reader Stack Overflows, Insecure Methods, Unsafe Library Path, and Other Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019346
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019346
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5659, CVE-2007-5663, CVE-2007-5666, CVE-2008-0655, CVE-2008-0667, CVE-2008-0726   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 7 2008
Original Entry Date:  Feb 8 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 8.1.2
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Adobe Reader. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PDF file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Stack overflows exist in JavaScript methods [CVE-2007-5659].

An insecure method exists in the JavaScript library [CVE-2007-5663].

An unsafe library path for "Security Provider" libraries exists [CVE-2007-5666].

An integer overflow exists in a JavaScript function [CVE-2008-0726].

A vulnerability in the Javascript DOC.print() function lets remote users control printers [CVE-2008-0667].

Acrobat and Adobe Reader 7.0.9 and prior versions are also affected by some of these vulnerabilities.

Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry of the Google Security Team, cocoruder of Fortinet Security Research Team, Greg MacManus of iDefense Labs, and Paul Craig of Security-Assessment.com reported these vulnerabilities. An anonymous researcher reported one vulnerability via TippingPoint.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (8.1.2).

Adobe recommends Adobe Reader 7 and 8 users update to Adobe Reader 8.1.2, available here:

http://www.adobe.com/go/getreader

Adobe recommends Acrobat 8 users on Windows update to Acrobat 8.1.2, available here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3849

Adobe recommends Acrobat 8 users on Macintosh update to Acrobat 8.1.2, available here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3856

Adobe recommends Acrobat 3D version 8 users on Windows update to Acrobat 3D version 8.1.2, available here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3850

On May 7, 2008 (UTC), the vendor issued advisory APSB08-13 reporting that they have issued a fix (7.1.0) for version 7.x users, available at:

http://www.adobe.com/go/getreader

The Adobe advisories are available at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa08-01.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb08-13.html

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb08-13.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (OS X), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (Vista), Windows (XP)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 22 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Reader Stack Overflows, Insecure Methods, Unsafe Library Path, and Other Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras 3, 4, and 5.
Jun 27 2008 (Sun Issues Advisory) Adobe Reader Stack Overflows, Insecure Methods, Unsafe Library Path, and Other Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Sun is working on a fix for Solaris 10.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Fri, 8 Feb 2008 01:09:35 -0500
Subject:  Adobe Reader


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