Adobe Reader < 8.0 AcroPDF ActiveX Control Multiple Vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 23776
SynopsisThe remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe remote host contains a version of the 'AcroPDF' ActiveX control included with Adobe Reader and Acrobat.
The version of this ActiveX control on the remote host reportedly exposes several methods that fail to handle malformed arguments. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into visiting a specially crafted web page, he can leverage these issues to execute arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's privileges.
SolutionEither upgrade to Adobe Reader 8.0 or replace the version of 'AcroPDF.dll' as described in the vendor bulletin referenced above.