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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Reader and Acrobat Flaw in 'authplay.dll' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025211
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025211
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-0609   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 22 2011
Original Entry Date:  Mar 15 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.0.1 and prior 10.x and 9.x versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vulnerability resides in the 'Authplay.dll' component.

Adobe Reader 9.x for UNIX is not affected.

Adobe Reader for Android is not affected.

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 (9.4.3, 10.0.2).

The vendor's advisories are available at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-06.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa11-01.html

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-06.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (macOS/OS X), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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