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Adobe Reader And Acrobat PDF JBIG2 Stream Heap Memory Corruption (CVE-2009-1861)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-3588
Date Published:
Severity:
Source: Adobe
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2009-1861
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Adobe Reader 7 and Acrobat 7 before 7.1.3, Adobe Reader 8 and Acrobat 8 before 8.1.6, and Adobe Reader 9 and Acrobat 9 before 9.1.2
Vulnerability Description
A heap corruption vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Reader and Acrobat.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to an insufficient validation of tags and flags in embedded JBIG2 images in PDF files. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to open a specially crafted PDF file with an embedded JBIG2 image.

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

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , 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 And Acrobat PDF JBIG2 Stream Heap Memory Corruption 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 And Acrobat PDF JBIG2 Stream Heap Memory Corruption