BlackBerry Multiple Products PDF Distiller Component PDF Processing Arbitrary Code Execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 33550


The remote Windows host has an application that is affected by a code execution vulnerability


The version of BlackBerry Enterprise Server / BlackBerry Unite! on the remote host reportedly contains a vulnerability in the PDF distiller component of the BlackBerry Attachment Service. A remote attacker may be able to leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code on the affected host subject to the privileges under which the application runs, generally 'Administrator', by sending an email message with a specially crafted PDF file and having that opened for viewing on a BlackBerry smartphone.


If using BlackBerry Enterprise Server, either upgrade to version 4.1 Service Pack 6 (4.1.6), apply an appropriate interim security software update, or prevent the Attachment Service from processing PDF files.

If using BlackBerry Unite!, either upgrade to 1.0 Service Pack 1 (1.0.1) bundle 36 or later or prevent the Attachment Service from processing PDF files.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33550

File Name: blackberry_es_pdf_vuln.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2008/07/21

Modified: 2015/01/12

Dependencies: 13855, 20949

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:rim:blackberry_enterprise_server

Required KB Items: BlackBerry_ES/Product, BlackBerry_ES/Version, BlackBerry_ES/AttachmentServer, SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3246

BID: 30188

OSVDB: 47296

Secunia: 31092, 31141

CWE: 94