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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20090212

Adobe PDF Buffer Overflow

Date Disclosed:

Date Patched:


Affected Software:
Acrobat (Reader | Standard | Pro) 9
Acrobat (Reader | Standard | Pro) 8
Acrobat (Reader | Standard | Pro) 7

A vulnerability exists within Adobe Acrobat that allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a victims machine if they view a malicious PDF document.

Exploitation has been seen in-the-wild and is expected to increase as public attention increases.


Code Execution:

Arbitrary code execution under the context of the logged in user
Adobe Acrobat remote code execution vulnerabilities have very high impacts since the source of the malicious payload can be delivered via e-mail or websites. An even more critical problem is generated when clients are administrators on their local hosts, which would run the malicious payload with Administrator credentials.

Disabling JavaScript mitigates the exploitability of this vulnerability.



2.12.2009 Exploit Detected In-The-Wild
2.19.2009 Public Information Released

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