VUPEN Security Research - Adobe Acrobat and Reader PCX Processing Heap Overflow Vulnerability
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"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 in Adobe Acrobat and Reader.
The vulnerability is caused by a heap overflow error when processing malformed PCX data within a PDF document, which could be exploited by attackers to compromise a vulnerable system by tricking a user into opening a specially crafted PDF file.
Adobe Acrobat and Reader X (10.1) and prior Adobe Acrobat and Reader 9.4.5 and prior Adobe Acrobat and Reader 8.3 and prior
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Governments and major corporations which are members of the VUPEN Threat Protection Program (TPP) have been proactively alerted about the vulnerability when it was discovered by VUPEN in advance of its public disclosure, and have received a detailed attack detection guidance to protect national and critical infrastructures against potential 0-day attacks exploiting this vulnerability:
Upgrade to Adobe Acrobat and Reader X (10.1.1), Adobe Acrobat and Reader v9.4.6 or Adobe Acrobat and Reader v8.3.1.
This vulnerability was discovered by Nicolas Joly of VUPEN Security
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2011-07-20 - Vulnerability Discovered by VUPEN and shared with TPP customers 2011-09-14 - Public disclosure