ZDI-10-071: Adobe Reader TrueType Font Handling Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2010-04-19T00:00:00


ZDI-10-071: Adobe Reader TrueType Font Handling Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-071 April 13, 2010

-- CVE ID: CVE-2010-0195

-- Affected Vendors: Adobe

-- Affected Products: Adobe Reader

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-- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Adobe's Acrobat Reader. User interaction is required in that the victim must be coerced into opening a malicious document or visiting a malicious URL.

The specific flaw exists within the parsing of embedded fonts inside a PDF document. Upon parsing particular tables out of a font file the application will miscalculate an index used for seeking into a buffer. Later the application will begin to copy data into the calculated pointer corrupting the referenced data structure. Successful exploitation will lead to code execution under the context of the application.

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


-- Disclosure Timeline: 2010-02-18 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2010-04-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Anonymous

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