ZDI-08-074: Adobe Acrobat PDF Javascript getCosObj Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2008-11-05T00:00:00


ZDI-08-074: Adobe Acrobat PDF Javascript getCosObj Memory Corruption Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-074 November 4, 2008

-- CVE ID: CVE-2008-4813

-- Affected Vendors: Adobe

-- Affected Products: Adobe Acrobat

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-- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute code on vulnerable installations of Adobe Acrobat. User interaction is required in that a user must visit a malicious web site.

The specific flaw exists when processing malicious javascript contained in a PDF document. When creating a Collab object and performing a specific sequence of actions on it, memory corruption occurs potentially resulting in remote code execution. If successfully exploited full control of the affected machine running under the credentials of the currently logged in user can be achieved.

-- Vendor Response: Adobe has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:


-- Disclosure Timeline: 2008-05-12 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2008-11-04 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Peter Vreudegnhil

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