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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Acrobat/Reader 'Authplay.dll' Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025325
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025325
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-0611   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 22 2011
Original Entry Date:  Apr 12 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10.0.2 and prior for Windows and Mac, 9.x for Windows and Mac
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 file 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 'Authplay.dll' component is affected.

This vulnerability is being actively exploited.

The vendor reports that Protected Mode in Adobe Reader version 10.x for Windows prevents exploitation.

Mila Parkour 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 (9.4.4, 10.0.3) for Adobe Acrobat for Windows and Macintosh and a fix (10.0.3) for Adobe Reader for Macintosh.

The vendor plans to issue a fix for Adobe Reader X for Windows as part of the next quarterly security update for Adobe Reader, currently scheduled for June 14, 2011.

The vendor's advisories are available at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa11-02.html
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-08.html

Vendor URL:  www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa11-02.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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