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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20111206

Adobe Reader/Acrobat U3D Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Date Disclosed:
12/6/2011

Date Patched:
1/10/2012

Vendor:
Adobe

Affected Software:

  • Adobe Reader 9.4.6 and prior 9.x versions for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX
  • Adobe Acrobat 9.4.6 and prior 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Reader 10.1.1 and prior 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Acrobat 10.1.1 and prior 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh

Description:
Adobe Reader and Acrobat contain an unspecified vulnerability, which occurs when parsing U3D data. This can be exploited to grant attackers the ability to execute arbitrary code. This vulnerability has been exploited in the wild, primarily on the 9.4.6 version of each product.

Severity:
High

Code Execution:
Yes

Impact:
Client-side Remote Code Execution
This client-side vulnerability could allow an attacker to gain the ability to execute arbitrary code on the user's system.

Mitigation:
Enable Adobe Reader/Acrobat X Protected Mode.
No mitigation has been provided for versions prior to Adobe Reader/Acrobat X.

Protection:
BeyondTrust's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.

  • 15770 - Adobe Reader/Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities (20120110) - Windows - Reader 9
  • 15771 - Adobe Reader/Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities (20120110) - Windows - Acrobat 9
  • 15772 - Adobe Reader/Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities (20120110) - Windows - Reader 10
  • 15773 - Adobe Reader/Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities (20120110) - Windows - Acrobat 10
  • 15774 - Adobe Reader/Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities (20120110) - ThinApp - Reader
  • 15775 - Adobe Reader/Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities (20120110) - ThinApp - Acrobat
  • 15776 - Adobe Reader/Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities (20120110) - Mac OS X - Reader 9
  • 15777 - Adobe Reader/Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities (20120110) - Mac OS X - Acrobat 9
  • 15778 - Adobe Reader/Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities (20120110) - Mac OS X - Reader 10
  • 15779 - Adobe Reader/Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities (20120110) - Mac OS X - Acrobat 10

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Status:
11.6.2011 - Public Information Released
1.10.2-12 - Adobe Reader X 10.1.2, 9.4.7 for Linux, and Acrobat X 10.1.2 released with a fix for this vulnerability

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