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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Reader Bugs in getAnnots() and spell.customDictionaryOpen() Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022139
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022139
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1492, CVE-2009-1493   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 13 2009
Original Entry Date:  Apr 29 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.1.1, 8.1.4, 9.1; and prior versions
Description:   Two 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 trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The getAnnots() function is affected [CVE-2009-1492].

The spell.customDictionaryOpen() is affected on UNIX-based systems [CVE-2009-1493].

All versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat are affected.

The original advisories and exploit code is available at:

http://packetstormsecurity.org/0904-exploits/getannots.txt
http://packetstormsecurity.org/0904-exploits/spell.txt

Arr1val reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create a PDF file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (7.1.2, 8.1.5, 9.1.1).

Adobe Reader users on Windows can find the appropriate update here:

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Windows

Adobe Reader users on Macintosh can find the appropriate update here:

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Macintosh

Adobe Reader users on UNIX can find the appropriate update here:

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Unix

Acrobat Standard, Pro and Pro Extended users on Windows can find the appropriate update here:

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Window

Acrobat 3D users on Windows can find the appropriate update here:

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=112&platform=Windows

Acrobat Pro users on Macintosh can find the appropriate update here:

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Macintosh

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/2009/04/update_on_adobe_reader_issue.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa09-02.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-06.html

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-06.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (OS X), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 13 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Reader Bugs in getAnnots() and spell.customDictionaryOpen() Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
May 15 2009 (Sun Issues Advisory) Adobe Reader Bugs in getAnnots() and spell.customDictionaryOpen() Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Sun has issued an advisory for Solaris 10.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Wed, 29 Apr 2009 01:38:44 -0400
Subject:  Adobe Acrobat Reader


http://packetstormsecurity.org/0904-exploits/getannots.txt
http://packetstormsecurity.org/0904-exploits/spell.txt
 
 


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