Vulnerability Alert

Adobe Digital Editions Memory Corruption Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-119: Buffer Errors
IntelliShield ID:30259
Version:1
First Published:2013 July 30 19:15 GMT
Last Published:2013 July 30 19:15 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2013-1377
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Moderate Damage
CVSS Base:9.3 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:6.9
 
Version Summary:Adobe Digital Editions for Windows and Macintosh contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service condition on a targeted system. Updates are available.
 
 
Description
A vulnerability in Adobe Digital Editions for Windows and Macintosh could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (DoS) condition.

The vulnerability is due to an unspecified memory corruption error within the affected software. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit the vulnerability by convincing a user to view a website that contains malicious content. If successful, the attacker could execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges or cause a DoS condition on the targeted system.

Adobe has confirmed the vulnerability in a security bulletin and released software updates.
 
Warning Indicators
Adobe Digital Editions version 2.0 running on Windows and Macintosh platforms is vulnerable.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may provide a link that directs a user to a malicious site and use misleading language or instructions to persuade the user to follow the link.
 
Vendor Announcements
Adobe has released a security bulletin at the following link: APSB13-20
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the targeted system with the privileges of the user. If the user holds administrative privileges, a complete system compromise could be possible. A successful exploit could also cause a DoS condition.
 
Technical Information
Technical details are not available.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

Users are advised not to open email messages from suspicious or unrecognized sources. If users cannot verify that links or attachments included in email messages are safe, they are advised not to open them.

Administrators are advised to monitor critical systems.
 
Patches/Software
Adobe has released software updates at the following link: Adobe Digital Editions 2.0.1
 
Alert History
 
Initial Release


Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
AdobeAdobe Digital Editions 2.0 Base

Associated Products:
N/A




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