VUPEN Security Research - Adobe Acrobat and Reader PNG Data Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

2010-04-19T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:23644
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2010-04-19T00:00:00

Description

VUPEN Security Research - Adobe Acrobat and Reader PNG Data Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

http://www.vupen.com/english/research.php

I. BACKGROUND

"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."

II. DESCRIPTION

VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered a critical vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Reader.

This vulnerability is caused by a buffer overflow error when processing malformed PNG data, which could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code by tricking a user into opening a specially crafted PDF document.

III. AFFECTED PRODUCTS

Adobe Reader version 9.3.1 and prior Adobe Reader version 8.2.1 and prior Adobe Acrobat version 9.3.1 and prior Adobe Acrobat version 8.2.1 and prior

IV. Binary Analysis & Proof-of-concept

In-depth binary analysis of the vulnerability and a code execution exploit with DEP bypass have been released by VUPEN through the VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits Service :

http://www.vupen.com/exploits/

V. SOLUTION

Upgrade to Adobe Acrobat and Reader version 9.3.2 or 8.2.2.

VI. CREDIT

The vulnerability was discovered by Nicolas Joly of VUPEN Security

VII. ABOUT VUPEN Security

VUPEN is a leading IT security research company providing vulnerability management and security intelligence solutions which enable enterprises and institutions to eliminate vulnerabilities before they can be exploited, ensure security policy compliance and meaningfully measure and manage risks.

Governmental and federal agencies, and global enterprises in the financial services, insurance, manufacturing and technology industries rely on VUPEN to improve their security, prioritize resources, cut time and costs, and stay ahead of the latest threats.

  • VUPEN Vulnerability Notification Service:

http://www.vupen.com/english/services/

  • VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits Service :

http://www.vupen.com/exploits/

VIII. REFERENCES

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0873 http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-09.html http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0198

IX. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE

2010-03-16 - Vendor notified 2010-03-16 - Vendor response 2010-04-07 - Status update received 2010-04-13 - Coordinated public Disclosure