A vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on a targeted system.
The vulnerability is due to a memory corruption error within the affected software while processing certain user-supplied input. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to open a crafted file or convince a user to visit a web page designed to submit crafted input to the affected software. Processing the crafted input could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a DoS condition on a targeted system.
Adobe has confirmed the vulnerability and released software updates.
Indicators of Compromise
The following Adobe products are vulnerable:
Adobe Reader version 11.0.03 and prior for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Reader version 10.1.7 and prior for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Acrobat version 11.0.03 and prior for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Acrobat version 10.1.7 and prior for Windows and Macintosh
Technical information is not available.
To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may provide a link that directs a user to a malicious file and use misleading language or instructions to persuade the user to follow the provided link and open the malicious file.
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 implement an intrusion prevention system (IPS) or intrusion detection system (IDS) to help detect and prevent attacks that attempt to exploit this vulnerability.
Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
Adobe has released a security bulletin at the following link: APSB13-22
Adobe has released updated software at the following links:
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