Adobe Reader < 9.3 / 8.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-02)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 43876



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 9.3 / 8.2. Such versions are reportedly affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A use-after-free vulnerability in 'Multimedia.api' can lead to code execution. (CVE-2009-4324)

- An array boundary issue in 'U3D' support can lead to code execution. (CVE-2009-3953)

- A DLL-loading vulnerability in '3D' can allow arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2009-3954)

- A memory corruption vulnerability can lead to code execution. (CVE-2009-3955)

- A script injection vulnerability. (CVE-2009-3956)

- A NULL pointer dereference vulnerability can lead to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-3957)

- A buffer overflow vulnerability in the Download Manager can lead to code execution. (CVE-2009-3958)

- An integer overflow vulnerability in 'U3D' support can lead to code execution. (CVE-2009-3959)

- A buffer overflow in the 'gp.ocx' ActiveX control can lead to code execution. (CVE-2010-1278)


Upgrade to Adobe Reader 9.3 / 8.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 43876

File Name: adobe_reader_apsb10-02.nasl

Version: 1.25

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 1/13/2010

Updated: 6/8/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.6


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2009-3959

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: 1/12/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/12/2010

CISA Known Exploited Dates: 6/22/2022

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Adobe Use After Free Vulnerability)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3953, CVE-2009-3954, CVE-2009-3955, CVE-2009-3956, CVE-2009-3957, CVE-2009-3958, CVE-2009-3959, CVE-2009-4324, CVE-2010-1278

BID: 37331, 37756, 37757, 37758, 37759, 37760, 37761, 37763, 39615

CERT: 508357

Secunia: 37690

CWE: 16, 94, 119, 189, 399