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Adobe Reader PDF Handling Denial Of Service Vulnerability (Linux)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Denial of Service

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 Denial of Service vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The flaw is due to an error in 'custom heap management system', allows the attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted program that is specified in a PDF document.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Adobe Reader version 9.3.1 on Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

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

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to Adobe Reader version 9.3.2 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)