Check Point Reference:CPAI-2014-0918
Date Published: 24 Feb 2014
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2014-0495
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R75 and above

  • R71
  • R70

  • Who is Vulnerable? Adobe Reader XI (11.0.05) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
    Adobe Reader X (10.1.8) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
    Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.05) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
    Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.8) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
    Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Acrobat and Reader. The vulnerability is due to a memory corruption. 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 arbitrary code on the target.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: APSB14-01

    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.

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Acrobat and Reader Memory Corruption (APSB14-01; CVE-2014-0495) 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 Products Violation
    Attack Information: Adobe Acrobat and Reader Memory Corruption (APSB14-01; CVE-2014-0495)