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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Acrobat/Reader PRC Memory Corruption Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026432
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026432
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-4369   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jan 10 2012
Original Entry Date:  Dec 16 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.1.1 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe Acrobat/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 in the PRC component and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

This vulnerability is being actively exploited against Windows-based systems.

The vendor reports that Adobe Reader X Protected Mode and Adobe Acrobat X Protected View prevent the exploit from executing.

Lockheed Martin CIRT, MITRE, and members of the Defense Security Information Exchange reported this vulnerability.

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 fix (9.4.7 for Windows and UNIX; 10.1.2 for Windows and Mac).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-30.html

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-30.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (macOS/OS X), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jan 11 2012 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Acrobat/Reader PRC Memory Corruption Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.



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