Secunia Research: Adobe Reader GIF Image Parsing Array-Indexing Vulnerability

2010-07-01T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:24156
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2010-07-01T00:00:00

Description

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                 Secunia Research 30/06/2010
  • Adobe Reader GIF Image Parsing Array-Indexing Vulnerability -

====================================================================== Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1 Severity.............................................................2 Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3 Description of Vulnerability.........................................4 Solution.............................................................5 Time Table...........................................................6 Credits..............................................................7 References...........................................................8 About Secunia........................................................9 Verification........................................................10

====================================================================== 1) Affected Software

  • Adobe Reader 9.3.2

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

====================================================================== 2) Severity

Rating: Highly critical Impact: System access Where: From remote

====================================================================== 3) Vendor's Description of Software

"Adobe Reader software is the global standard for electronic document sharing. It is the only PDF file viewer that can open and interact with all PDF documents."

Product Link: http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/

====================================================================== 4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Adobe Reader, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused by an array-indexing error in AcroForm.api when parsing GIF image data. This can be exploited to bypass a size check to cause a heap-based buffer overflow when a specially crafted PDF file is opened.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

====================================================================== 5) Solution

Update to version 8.2.3 or 9.3.3.

====================================================================== 6) Time Table

14/05/2010 - Vendor notified. 18/05/2010 - Vendor response. 24/06/2010 - Vendor provides status update. 29/06/2010 - Fixed versions issued. 30/06/2010 - Public disclosure.

====================================================================== 7) Credits

Discovered by Carsten Eiram, Secunia Research.

====================================================================== 8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned CVE-2010-2206 for the vulnerability.

====================================================================== 9) About Secunia

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====================================================================== 10) Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2010-88/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

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