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Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat Could Allow For Remote Code Execution
Posted: January 9, 2013, 8:24 am
Last Updated: March 13, 2013, 2:49 pm

South Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center

 

SC INFORMATION SHARING AND ANALYSIS CENTER BULLETIN

 

DATE ISSUED:        1/8/2013

                                   

 

SUBJECT:     Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat Could Allow For Remote Code Execution

 

OVERVIEW:

 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat that could allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe Reader allows users to view Portable Document Format (PDF) files, while Adobe Acrobat offers users additional features such as the ability to create PDF files. Successful exploitation could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause denial-of-service conditions.

 

DESCRIPTION:

Adobe Reader and Acrobat are prone to multiple vulnerabilities that could allow for remote code execution.

 

Details of these vulnerabilities are as follows:

  • Multiple unspecified memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution.
  • Unspecified use-after-free vulnerability that could lead to code execution.
  • Multiple unspecified heap overflow vulnerabilities that could lead to.
  • Multiple unspecified stack overflow vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution.
  • Multiple unspecified buffer overflow vulnerabilities that could lead to code.
  • Multiple unspecified integer overflow vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution.
  • Multiple unspecified logic error vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution.
  • Unspecified local privilege escalation vulnerability.
  • Multiple security bypass vulnerabilities.

 

Successful exploitation could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause denial-of-service conditions.

 

SYSTEMS AFFECTED:

·         Adobe Reader XI (11.0.0) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows and Macintosh

·         Adobe Reader X (10.1.4) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh

·         Adobe Reader 9.5.2 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh

·         Adobe Reader 9.5.1 and earlier 9.x versions for Linux

·         Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.0) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows and Macintosh

·         Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.4) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh

·         Adobe Acrobat 9.5.2 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh

RISK:

Government:

 

  • Large and medium government entities: High
  • Small government entities: High

 

Businesses:

 

  • Large and medium business entities: High
  • Small business entities: High

 

Home users: High

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

We recommend the following actions be taken:

 

  • Install the updates provided by Adobe immediately after appropriate testing.
  • Consider installing and running Adobe Reader in Protected Mode.
  • Run all software as a non-privileged user (one without administrative privileges) to diminish the effects of a successful attack.
  • Remind users not to visit un-trusted websites or follow links provided by unknown or un-trusted sources.
  • Do not open email attachments from unknown or un-trusted sources.

 

REFERENCES:

 

Adobe:

 

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-02.html

 

SecurityFocus:

 

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/57155

 

CVE:

 

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0601

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0602

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0603

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0604

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0605

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0606

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0607

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0608

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0609

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0610

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0611

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0612

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0613

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0614

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0615

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0616

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0617

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0618

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0619

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0620

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0621

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0622

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0623

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0624

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0625

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0626

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-0627

 

Please feel free to contact the SC ISAC if you have any questions or need any additional information.

 

The SC ISAC will provide amplifying information as it becomes available.

 

SC-ISAC Contact Information

 

Email: SC-ISAC@cio.sc.gov

SC ISAC Security Line: 803-896-1650

24-hour hotline: +1 803-896-0001

Fax: +1 803-896-0375

Postal address:

 

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