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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Reader Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024684
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024684
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-4091   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 16 2010
Original Entry Date:  Nov 4 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.4 and prior 9.x 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, 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 vendor indicates that Adobe Acrobat is not affected.

scup at hushmail.com 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 (9.4.1).

The vendor plans to issue the fix for UNIX on November 30, 2010.

The vendor's advisories are available at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-28.html
http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/2010/11/potential-issue-in-adobe-reader.html

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-28.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.
Dec 2 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Reader Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.



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