Adobe Reader Libtiff TIFFFetchShortPair Stack Buffer Overflow

2010-03-22T00:00:00
ID SAINT:5F92C99B93BF0BC9F289E04FB20426DE
Type saint
Reporter SAINT Corporation
Modified 2010-03-22T00:00:00

Description

Added: 03/22/2010
CVE: CVE-2010-0188
BID: 38195
OSVDB: 62526

Background

Adobe Reader is free software for viewing PDF documents.

Problem

A stack buffer overflow vulnerability allows command execution when a user opens a PDF file with an embedded TIFF image that has one of several fields encoded as a short integer with an overly long data count field.

Resolution

Upgrade to Adobe Reader 8.x version greater than 8.2.1 or 9.x version greater than 9.3.1.

References

<http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-07.html>

Limitations

Exploit works on Adobe Reader 9.3 and requires a user to open the exploit file in Adobe Reader. The vulnerability is triggered when the file is closed.
It may take relatively longer time to establish a shell session as this exploit needs to search the memory to find the shell code.

Platforms

Windows