Adobe Acrobat and Reader Embedded TTF Memory Corruption (APSB12-16; CVE-2012-4157)
|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-417|
|Source:||Adobe Security Bulletin APSB12-16|
|Protection Provided by:||
Who is Vulnerable?
Adobe Reader X (10.1.3) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Reader 9.5.1 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.3) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Acrobat 9.5.1 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
A memory corruption vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Acrobat and Reader.
Apply patches from: APSB12-16
The vulnerability is due to an invalid memory access. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted PDF file. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute code on the target system.
This protection will detect and block attempts to open a specially crafted PDF file.
In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.
To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.
Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70
How Can I Protect My Network?
- In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Acrobat and Reader Embedded TTF Memory Corruption (APSB12-16) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
- Install policy on all modules.
How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Adobe Reader Violation
Attack Information: Adobe Acrobat and Reader Embedded TTF Memory Corruption (APSB12-16)