Adobe Reader and Acrobat CVE-2014-8451 Information Disclosure Vulnerability

2014-12-09T00:00:00
ID SMNTC-71565
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2014-12-09T00:00:00

Description

Description

Adobe Reader and Acrobat are prone to an information-disclosure vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to gain access to sensitive information that may aid in further attacks.

Technologies Affected

  • Adobe Acrobat 10.0
  • Adobe Acrobat 10.0.1
  • Adobe Acrobat 10.0.2
  • Adobe Acrobat 10.0.3
  • Adobe Acrobat 10.1
  • Adobe Acrobat 10.1.1
  • Adobe Acrobat 10.1.10
  • Adobe Acrobat 10.1.11
  • Adobe Acrobat 10.1.12
  • Adobe Acrobat 10.1.2
  • Adobe Acrobat 10.1.3
  • Adobe Acrobat 10.1.4
  • Adobe Acrobat 10.1.5
  • Adobe Acrobat 10.1.6
  • Adobe Acrobat 10.1.7
  • Adobe Acrobat 10.1.8
  • Adobe Acrobat 10.1.9
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.0
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.06
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.07
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.08
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.09
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.1
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.2
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.3
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.4
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.6
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.7
  • Adobe Reader 10.0
  • Adobe Reader 10.0.1
  • Adobe Reader 10.0.2
  • Adobe Reader 10.0.3
  • Adobe Reader 10.1
  • Adobe Reader 10.1.1
  • Adobe Reader 10.1.10
  • Adobe Reader 10.1.11
  • Adobe Reader 10.1.12
  • Adobe Reader 10.1.2
  • Adobe Reader 10.1.3
  • Adobe Reader 10.1.4
  • Adobe Reader 10.1.9
  • Adobe Reader 11.0
  • Adobe Reader 11.0.03
  • Adobe Reader 11.0.04
  • Adobe Reader 11.0.05
  • Adobe Reader 11.0.06
  • Adobe Reader 11.0.07
  • Adobe Reader 11.0.08
  • Adobe Reader 11.0.09

Recommendations

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, run the application with the minimal amount of privileges required for functionality.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity including unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.

Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources.
To reduce the likelihood of successful exploits, never handle files that originate from unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
To reduce the likelihood of attacks, never visit sites of questionable integrity or follow links provided by unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.