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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Acrobat Reader Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021739
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021739
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0658   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 25 2009
Original Entry Date:  Feb 20 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7, 8, 9
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 buffer overflow 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.

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 (7.1.1,8.1.4, 9.1).

The vendor's original advisory is available at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa09-01.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-03.html

The vendor's updated advisory is available at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-04.html

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-04.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Mar 25 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Acrobat Reader Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
Apr 14 2009 (Sun Issues Interim Fix) Adobe Acrobat Reader Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Sun has issued an ISR for Solaris 10.



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