Check Point Reference:CPAI-2013-3566
Date Published: 2 Dec 2013
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2013-3354
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R70

  • R71
  • R75

  • Who is Vulnerable? Adobe Reader XI (11.0.03) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
    Adobe Reader X (10.1.7) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.03) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows and Macintosh Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.7) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
    Vulnerability Description A buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Reader and Acrobat.
    Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to incorrect memory buffer allocation while parsing a corrupted PDF file. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted PDF file. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute code in the target system, in the security context of the logged-on user.

    Protection Overview

    This protection will detect and block the transferring of malicious PDF files.

    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.

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Acrobat and Reader Buffer Overflow (APSB13-22: CVE-2013-3354) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
    2. Install policy on all modules.

    SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
    Attack Name: Adobe Reader Violation
    Attack Information: Adobe Acrobat and Reader Buffer Overflow (APSB13-22: CVE-2013-3354)