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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
(Sun Issues Advisory) Adobe Reader Bugs in getAnnots() and spell.customDictionaryOpen() Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022223
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022223
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1492, CVE-2009-1493   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 15 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  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:   Sun has issued an advisory for Solaris 10. Sun is working on a fix.

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-259028-1

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

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Apr 29 2009 Adobe Reader Bugs in getAnnots() and spell.customDictionaryOpen() Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 14 May 2009 23:15:59 -0400
Subject:  http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-259028-1



CVE-2009-1492
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