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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20130828

Aloaha PDF Suite Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Date Disclosed:

Date Patched:
Patch Not Yet Available

Aloaha Software

Affected Software:
Aloaha PDF Suite v5.0.0.7 and possibly earlier versions

Aloaha PDF Suite contains a buffer overflow vulnerability that is exploitable by a maliciously crafted PDF file. Remote attackers may specially craft a PDF to leverage this vulnerability in order to gain arbitrary code execution in the context of the currently logged on user.


Code Execution:

Remote Code Execution
Exploitation of these vulnerabilities is possible through the use of methods like phishing attacks, where an attacker convinces a user to open a maliciously crafted attachment with a vulnerable program. Remote 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.

Avoid opening untrusted PDF files with Aloaha PDF Suite


BeyondTrust's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.
  • 30597 - Aloaha PDF Suite Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (20130828) (Zero-Day)


2013-08-28 - Original advisory released

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