0day: PDF pwns Windows

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2007-09-21T00:00:00



I am closing the season with the following HIGH Risk vulnerability: Adobe Acrobat/Reader PDF documents can be used to compromise your Windows box. Completely!!! Invisibly and unwillingly!!! All it takes is to open a PDF document or stumble across a page which embeds one.

The issue is quite critical given the fact that PDF documents are in the core of today's modern business. This and the fact that it may take a while for Adobe to fix their closed source product, are the reasons why I am not going to publish any POCs. You have to take my word for it. The POCs will be released when an update is available.

Adobe's representatives can contact me from the usual place. My advise for you is not to open any PDF files (locally or remotely). Other PDF viewers might be vulnerable too. The issues was verified on Windows XP SP2 with the latest Adobe Reader 8.1, although previous versions and other setups are also affected.

A formal summary and conclusion of the GNUCITIZEN bug hunt to be expected soon.


-- pdp (architect) | petko d. petkov http://www.gnucitizen.org