VUPEN Security Research - Adobe Acrobat and Reader U3D Integer Overflow Vulnerability
Adobe Acrobat and Reader are the global standards for electronic document sharing. They are used to create, view, search, digitally sign, verify, print, and collaborate on Adobe PDF files.
VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered a critical vulnerability affecting Adobe Acrobat and Reader.
This vulnerability is caused by an integer overflow error in the U3D module when processing malformed data, which could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code by tricking a user into opening a specially crafted PDF document.
Adobe Reader version 9.2 and prior Adobe Acrobat version 9.2 and prior
In-depth binary analysis of the vulnerability and a code execution exploit have been released by VUPEN Security through the VUPEN Exploits & PoCs Service :
Upgrade to version 9.3 or 8.2.
The vulnerability was discovered by Nicolas JOLY of VUPEN Security
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2009-11-06 - Vendor notified 2009-11-06 - Vendor response 2009-12-10 - Status update received 2010-01-07 - Status update received 2009-01-13 - Coordinated public Disclosure