VUPEN Security Research - Adobe Acrobat and Reader "newfunction" Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2010-2168)

2010-07-01T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:24158
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2010-07-01T00:00:00

Description

VUPEN Security Research - Adobe Acrobat and Reader "newfunction" Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2010-2168)

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 memory corruption error when processing the "newfunction" operator (bytecode 0x44) while parsing Flash content within a PDF document, which could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code by tricking a user into opening a malicious PDF file.

III. AFFECTED PRODUCTS

Adobe Reader version 9.3.2 and prior Adobe Acrobat version 9.3.2 and prior

IV. Binary Analysis & Proof-of-concept

In-depth binary analysis of the vulnerability and a code execution exploit are available through the VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits Service :

http://www.vupen.com/english/services/ba-index.php

V. SOLUTION

Upgrade to Adobe Acrobat and Reader version 9.3.3 or 8.2.3.

VI. CREDIT

This 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 (VNS) : http://www.vupen.com/english/services/vns-index.php

  • VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits Service (BAE) : http://www.vupen.com/english/services/ba-index.php

  • VUPEN Threat Protection Program for Govs (TPP) : http://www.vupen.com/english/services/tpp-index.php

  • VUPEN Web Application Security Scanner (WASS) : http://www.vupen.com/english/services/wass-index.php

VIII. REFERENCES

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/1636 http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-15.html http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-2168

IX. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE

2010-03-08 - Vendor notified 2010-03-08 - Vendor response 2010-06-20 - Status update received 2010-06-29 - Coordinated public Disclosure