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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20130118

CoolPDF Reader Buffer Overflow

Date Disclosed:
1/18/2013

Date Patched:
Patch Not Yet Available

Vendor:
CoolPDF Software, Inc

Affected Software:
CoolPDF Reader 3.0.2.256 and possibly earlier versions

Description:
CoolPDF Reader contains a vulnerability caused by a boundary error when processing a stream within a PDF. This error causes a stack-based buffer overflow which can be leveraged to remotely execute code within the context of the currently logged on user. 

Severity:
High

Code Execution:
Yes.

Impact:
Remote Code Execution
Exploitation of this vulnerability is possible via maliciously crafted PDF documents. Attackers who successfully exploit this vulnerability will be able to execute code on the vulnerable system with the same rights as the currently logged on user.

Mitigation:
Do not open untrusted PDF documents, or PDF documents that come from trusted sources unexpectedly, with CoolPDF.

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

  • 18065 - Cool PDF Reader Buffer Overflow (Zero-Day)

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Status:
2013-01-18 - Original advisory and proof of concept released

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