Adobe Reader < 9.1 / 8.1.4 / 7.1.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 35821


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 9.1 / 8.1.4 / 7.1.1. Such versions are reportedly affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- An integer buffer overflow can be triggered when processing a malformed JBIG2 image stream with the '/JBIG2Decode' filter. (CVE-2009-0658)

- A vulnerability in the 'getIcon()' JavaScript method of a Collab object could allow for remote code execution. (CVE-2009-0927)

- Additional vulnerabilities involving handling of JBIG2 image streams could lead to remote code execution.
(CVE-2009-0193, CVE-2009-0928, CVE-2009-1061, CVE-2009-1062)

If an attacker can trick a user into opening a specially crafted PDF file, these flaws can exploited to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.


Upgrade to Adobe Reader 9.1 / 8.1.4 / 7.1.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 35821

File Name: adobe_reader_91.nasl

Version: 1.32

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 3/11/2009

Updated: 3/28/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.6


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2009-0928

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: 3/10/2009

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 4/15/2022

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Adobe Collab.getIcon() Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0193, CVE-2009-0658, CVE-2009-0927, CVE-2009-0928, CVE-2009-1061, CVE-2009-1062

BID: 33751, 34169, 34229

CWE: 119, 20

Secunia: 33901

TRA: TRA-2009-01