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Adobe Reader Stack Exhaustion Code Execution (APSB13-02; CVE-2013-0626)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-028
Date Published:
Source: Adobe Security Bulletin APSB13-02
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2013-0626
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x before 9.5.3
Adobe Reader and Acrobat 10.x before 10.1.5
Adobe Reader and Acrobat 11.x before 11.0.1
Vulnerability Description
A stack buffer overflow exists in Adobe Reader.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: APSB13-02
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to an error when parsing a specially crafted PDF file. Successful exploitation would cause the application to crash, resulting in a denial of service condition.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

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 Reader Stack Exhaustion Code Execution (APSB13-02) 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 Products Violation
Attack Information: Adobe Reader Stack Exhaustion Code Execution (APSB13-02)