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Adobe Acrobat and Reader ToolButton Use After Free (APSB13-15; CVE-2013-3346)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-3750
Date Published:
Severity:
Source: Adobe Security Bulletin APSB13-15
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2013-3346
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Adobe Systems Acrobat Reader 9.5.4 and prior
Adobe Systems Acrobat Reader X 10.1.6 and prior
Adobe Systems Acrobat Reader XI 11.0.02 and prior
Adobe Systems Acrobat 9.5.4 and prior
Adobe Systems Acrobat X 10.1.6 and prior
Adobe Systems Acrobat XI 11.0.02 and prior
Vulnerability Description
A use after free vulnerability exists in Adobe Acrobat and Reader.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: APSB13-15
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to an error in the handling of callback functions associated with ToolButton objects. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing the user to open a specially crafted file. Successful exploitation could result in arbitrary code execution in the context of the currently affected user.

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 Acrobat and Reader ToolButton Use After Free (APSB13-15) 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 Acrobat and Reader ToolButton Use After Free (APSB13-15)