BlackBerry Enterprise Server < 4.1.6 PDF Processing Arbitrary Code Execution

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4590


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


The version of BlackBerry Enterprise Server 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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4590

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/01/19

Dependencies: 4589

Nessus ID: 33550

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.9


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

BID: 30188