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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Acrobat Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021140
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021140
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2549, CVE-2008-2992, CVE-2008-4812, CVE-2008-4813, CVE-2008-4814, CVE-2008-4815, CVE-2008-4816, CVE-2008-4817   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 18 2009
Original Entry Date:  Nov 4 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of system information, User access via local system, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.1.2 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerabilities were reported in Adobe Acrobat. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. A local user can obtain elevated privileges.

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

Multiple input validation errors allow code execution [CVE-2008-4812, CVE-2008-4813].

Input validation flaws in JavaScript methods allow code execution [CVE-2008-2992, CVE-2008-4814].

An input validation flaw in the Download Manager may allow code execution during the download process [CVE-2008-4817].

A flaw in the Windows-version of the Download Manager may allow the target user's Internet Security options to be modified during the download process [CVE-2008-4816].

A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on UNIX-based systems [CVE-2008-4815].

A user can cause denial of service conditions [CVE-2008-2549].

Adobe Reader 9 and Acrobat 9 are not affected by these vulnerabilities.

Greg MacManus of iDefense Labs, Peter Vreugdenhil via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative and via iDefense, Dyon Balding of Secunia Research, Will Dormann of CERT/CC, Damian Frizza of Core Security Technologies, Greg MacManus of iSIGHT Partners Labs, Javier Vicente Vallejo via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, Thomas Garnier of SkyRecon Systems, and Josh Bressers of Red Hat reported these vulnerabilities.

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.

A local user can obtain elevated privileges.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (8.1.3).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb08-19.html

On March 18, 2009, the vendor issued an additional fixed version (7.1.1) for CVE-2008-4814, CVE-2008-4813, and CVE-2008-2549.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-04.html

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb08-19.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error, Not specified
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (OS X), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 12 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Acrobat Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
Jan 12 2009 (Sun Issues Advisory) Adobe Acrobat Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Sun has is working on a fix for Sun Solaris 10.
May 19 2009 (Nortel Issues Fix for Nortel Media Procesing Server 1000) Adobe Acrobat Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Nortel has issued a fix for Nortel Media Processing Server 1000.
May 20 2009 (Nortel Issues Fix for Nortel Self-Service) Adobe Acrobat Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Nortel has issued a fix for Nortel Self-Service.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 4 Nov 2008 15:05:37 -0500
Subject:  Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat


http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb08-19.html

CVE-2008-2549, CVE-2008-2992, CVE-2008-4812, CVE-2008-4813, CVE-2008-4814, CVE-2008-4815, CVE-2008-4816, CVE-2008-4817
 
 


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