Adobe Acrobat and Reader contain a stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a targeted system.
The vulnerability is due to an unspecified error in the affected software. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit the vulnerability by convincing a user to visit a malicious web page. When processed, the web page could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary script code in the security context of the user running the affected application.
Adobe has confirmed the vulnerability and released software updates.
Indicators of Compromise
The following Adobe products are vulnerable:
Adobe Reader versions prior to 10.1.4 for Windows and Macintosh systems
Adobe Reader versions prior to 9.5.2 for Windows and Macintosh systems
Adobe Acrobat versions prior to 10.1.4 for Windows and Macintosh systems
Adobe Acrobat versions prior to 9.5.2 for Windows and Macintosh systems
Technical information is not available.
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 provided link.
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Users are advised not to open e-mail messages from suspicious or unrecognized sources. If users cannot verify that links or attachments included in e-mail messages are safe, they are advised not to open them.
Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
Adobe has released a security bulletin at the following link: APSB12-16.
Adobe has released updated software at the following links:
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