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Adobe Acrobat and Reader Embedded TTF Memory Corruption (APSB12-16; CVE-2012-4157)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-417
Date Published:
Severity:
Source: Adobe Security Bulletin APSB12-16
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2012-4157
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75
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
Vulnerability Description
A memory corruption vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Acrobat and Reader.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: APSB12-16
Vulnerability Details
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.

Protection Overview
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?

  1. 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.
  2. 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)