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Zero Day Initiative Advisory 10-116

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 10-116
Posted Jul 1, 2010
Authored by Tipping Point | Site zerodayinitiative.com

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 10-116 - This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file. The specific flaw exists when the application parses a PDF file containing a malformed CLOD Progressive Mesh Continuation Resolution Update. Specific values can cause a memory corruption during floating point operations which can be subsequently leveraged to achieve arbitrary code execution under the privileges of the current user.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, code execution
advisories | CVE-2010-2202
SHA-256 | fb6f837ab29506719db7c2c404526251209e476229efaa2a32568558edb91ad3

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 10-116

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ZDI-10-116: Adobe Reader CLOD Progressive Mesh Continuation Resolution Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-116
June 30, 2010

-- CVE ID:
CVE-2010-2202

-- Affected Vendors:
Adobe

-- Affected Products:
Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat

-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader. User
interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target
must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists when the application parses a PDF file
containing a malformed CLOD Progressive Mesh Continuation Resolution
Update. Specific values can cause a memory corruption during floating
point operations which can be subsequently leveraged to achieve
arbitrary code execution under the privileges of the current user.

-- Vendor Response:
Adobe has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-15.html

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2010-03-31 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-06-30 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
* Anonymous

-- About the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI):
Established by TippingPoint, The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) represents
a best-of-breed model for rewarding security researchers for responsibly
disclosing discovered vulnerabilities.

Researchers interested in getting paid for their security research
through the ZDI can find more information and sign-up at:

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com

The ZDI is unique in how the acquired vulnerability information is
used. TippingPoint does not re-sell the vulnerability details or any
exploit code. Instead, upon notifying the affected product vendor,
TippingPoint provides its customers with zero day protection through
its intrusion prevention technology. Explicit details regarding the
specifics of the vulnerability are not exposed to any parties until
an official vendor patch is publicly available. Furthermore, with the
altruistic aim of helping to secure a broader user base, TippingPoint
provides this vulnerability information confidentially to security
vendors (including competitors) who have a vulnerability protection or
mitigation product.

Our vulnerability disclosure policy is available online at:

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/disclosure_policy/

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