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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20130828

Aloaha PDF Suite Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Date Disclosed:
8/28/2013

Date Patched:
Patch Not Yet Available

Vendor:
Aloaha Software

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

Description:
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.

Severity:
High

Code Execution:
Yes.

Impact:
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.

Mitigation:
Avoid opening untrusted PDF files with Aloaha PDF Suite

Protection:

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

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Status:
2013-08-28 - Original advisory released

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