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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Reader Bugs Let Remote Users Bypass Sandbox Restrictions and Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029970
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029970
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-0511, CVE-2014-0512   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 13 2014
Original Entry Date:  Mar 28 2014
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 11.0.06; possibly other 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 heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2014-0511]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PDF file that, when loaded by the target user, will bypass sandbox restrictions [CVE-2014-0512].

VUPEN reported these vulnerabilities (via Pwn2Own at CanSecWest 2014).

Impact:   A remote user can create a PDF file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code or bypass sandbox restrictions on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (10.1.10, 11.0.07).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/reader/apsb14-15.html

Vendor URL:  helpx.adobe.com/security/products/reader/apsb14-15.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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