Adobe Reader getAnnots() JavaScript Method PDF Handling Memory Corruption (APSB09-06)

high Nessus Plugin ID 38746


The PDF file viewer on the remote Windows host is affected by a memory corruption vulnerability.


The version of Adobe Reader installed on the remote host is earlier than 9.1.1 / 8.1.5 / 7.1.2. Such versions reportedly fail to validate input from a specially crafted PDF file before passing it to the JavaScript method 'getAnnots()' leading to memory corruption and possibly arbitrary code execution.


Upgrade to Adobe Reader 9.1.1 / 8.1.5 / 7.1.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 38746

File Name: adobe_reader_911.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 5/13/2009

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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: 5/12/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1492

BID: 34736

CERT: 970180

Secunia: 34924

CWE: 399