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Secunia Security Advisory 44546

Secunia Security Advisory 44546
Posted May 12, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been discovered in SlimPDF Reader, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

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Secunia Security Advisory 44546

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TITLE:
SlimPDF Reader File Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA44546

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/44546/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=44546

RELEASE DATE:
2011-05-12

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/44546/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/44546/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=44546

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been discovered in SlimPDF Reader, which can be
exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error when processing
PDF files and can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow
by tricking a user into opening a specially crafted file.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code, but
requires that the application during installation was configured to
be associated with PDF files (non-default option).

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 1.0.0.1. Other versions may
also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Do not open PDF files from untrusted sources.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Jason Kratzer and Nicolas Krassas

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/17274/

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
http://secunia.com/advisories/secunia_security_advisories/

Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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