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.
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.
Adobe Digital Editions version 2.0 running on Windows and Macintosh platforms is vulnerable.
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.
Adobe has released a security bulletin at the following link: APSB13-20
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 details are not available.
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.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
Adobe Digital Editions
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