CVE-2010-1240

HIGH

Description

Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x before 9.3.3, and 8.x before 8.2.3 on Windows and Mac OS X, do not restrict the contents of one text field in the Launch File warning dialog, which makes it easier for remote attackers to trick users into executing an arbitrary local program that was specified in a PDF document, as demonstrated by a text field that claims that the Open button will enable the user to read an encrypted message.

References

http://blog.didierstevens.com/2010/03/29/escape-from-pdf/

http://blog.didierstevens.com/2010/06/29/quickpost-no-escape-from-pdf/

http://lists.immunitysec.com/pipermail/dailydave/2010-April/006075.html

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-15.html

http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1024159

http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA10-231A.html

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/1636

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A7466

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2010-04-05

Updated: 2017-09-19

Type: CWE-264

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: HIGH