Adobe Reader < 8.1.3 / 9.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities

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The PDF file viewer on the remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Adobe Reader installed on the remote host is earlier than 8.1.3. Such versions are reportedly affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- There is a publicly-published denial of service issue (CVE-2008-2549).

- A stack-based buffer overflow when parsing format strings containing a floating point specifier in the 'util.printf()' JavaScript function may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code (CVE-2008-2992).

- Multiple input validation errors could lead to code execution (CVE-2008-4812).

- Multiple input validation issues could lead to remote code execution. (CVE-2008-4813)

- A heap corruption vulnerability in an AcroJS function available to scripting code inside of a PDF document could lead to remote code execution. (CVE-2008-4817)

- An input validation issue in the Download Manager used by Adobe Reader could lead to remote code execution during the download process (CVE-2008-5364).

- An issue in the Download Manager used by Adobe Reader could lead to a user's Internet Security options being changed during the download process (CVE-2008-4816).

- An input validation issue in a JavaScript method could lead to remote code execution (CVE-2008-4814).


Upgrade to Adobe Reader 9.0 / 8.1.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34695

File Name: adobe_reader_813.nasl

Version: 1.30

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 11/4/2008

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: adobe_reader_installed.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat_reader

Required KB Items: SMB/Acroread/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/4/2008

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Adobe util.printf() Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2549, CVE-2008-2992, CVE-2008-4812, CVE-2008-4813, CVE-2008-4814, CVE-2008-4816, CVE-2008-4817, CVE-2008-5364

BID: 29420, 30035, 32100, 32103, 32105

Secunia: 29773

CWE: 20, 119, 399