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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
(Sun Issues Advisory) Adobe Acrobat Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021552
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021552
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)
Date:  Jan 12 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of system information, User access via local system, User access via network
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:   Sun has is working on a fix for Sun Solaris.

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-249366-1

[Editor's note: The Sun advisory does not include CVE-2008-4816.]

Vendor URL:  sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-249366-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error, Not specified
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  10

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Nov 4 2008 Adobe Acrobat Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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