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Adobe Reader Multimeda Doc.media.newPlayer Code Execution Vulnerability (Linux)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Buffer overflow

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

9.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

12 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

This host is installed with Adobe Reader and is prone to Doc.media.newPlayer Remote Code Execution vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

There exists a flaw in the JavaScript module doc.media object while sending a null argument to the newPlayer() method as the exploitation method makes use of a vpointer that has not been initialized.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Adobe Reader version 9.2.0 and prior.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade Adobe Reader version 9.3.2 or later. Workaround: Disable JavaScript execution from the Adobe Acrobat/Reader product configuration menu settings.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)