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Adobe Reader / Acrobat Memory Corruption

Adobe Reader / Acrobat Memory Corruption
Posted Apr 14, 2010
Authored by Haifei Li, Bing Liu | Site fortinet.com

Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered two memory corruption vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader / Acrobat, which allow a remote attacker to compromise a system through a malicious document.

tags | advisory, remote, vulnerability
advisories | CVE-2010-0194, CVE-2010-1241
MD5 | ee5addca93945d4eb0d784393cd19af9

Adobe Reader / Acrobat Memory Corruption

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Fortinet Discovers Multiple Adobe Reader / Acrobat Vulnerabilities
(APSB10-09)

2010.April.13



Summary:



Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered two memory corruption
vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader / Acrobat, which allow a remote attacker to
compromise a system through a malicious document.



Impact:



Remote Code Execution.



Risk:



High.



Affected Software:



For a list of affected software, please refer to the Adobe Security Bulletin
reference below.



Additional Information:



Two memory corruption vulnerabilities were discovered in Adobe Reader /
Acrobat, each of which is highlighted below:



* Memory corruption in "3difr.x3d". The vulnerable X3D component is a
plugin used to display 3D material, which when present in a PDF document,
can lead to exploitation (CVE-2010-0194).

* Memory corruption through heap overflow in "CoolType.dll"
(CVE-2010-1241).



The vulnerabilities are triggered when opening and rendering a PDF document.
A remote attacker could craft a malicious document which exploits either one
of these vulnerabilities, allowing them to compromise a system.



Solutions:



* Users should apply the solution provided by Adobe.



FortiGuard Labs released the following signatures to protect against these
vulnerabilities



* "Adobe.Reader.DeviceRGB.Subtype.Stream.Memory.Corruption", previously
released as "FG-VD-10-003-Adobe" (CVE-2010-0194).

* "Adobe.Reader.Acrobat.Pro.CFF.Encodings.Handling.Heap.Overflow",
previously released as "FG-VD-10-005-Adobe" (CVE-2010-1241).



References:



* Adobe Security Bulletin:
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-09.html

* CVE ID: CVE-2010-0194

* CVE ID: CVE-2010-1241





Acknowledgment:



* Bing Liu of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs (CVE-2010-0194)

* Haifei Li of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs (CVE-2010-1241)





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