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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Reader Unspecified Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027736
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027736
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 8 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network

Version(s): 10.x, 11.0.0.379; possibly other versions
Description:   A vulnerability was 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 on Windows-based systems via Internet Explorer, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system when the user closes or restarts Internet Explorer. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A demonstration exploit video is available at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGF8VDBkK0M

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.group-ib.ru/index.php/7-novosti/834-group-ib-obnaruzhila-uyazvimost-nulevogo-dnya-v-adobe-reader-xxi%22

This vulnerability was reported by Group-IB as having been discovered in the wild.

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:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (macOS/OS X), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)
Underlying OS Comments:  Windows; possibly other operating systems

Message History:   None.


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