Check Point Reference:CPAI-2014-1544
Date Published: 21 May 2014
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:21 May 2014
Source: CVE-2014-0511
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R76
  • R75
  • R71
  • R70

  • Who is Vulnerable? Adobe Reader XI (11.0.06) and earlier
    Adobe Reader X (10.1.9) and earlier
    Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.06) and earlier
    Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.9) and earlier
    Vulnerability Description A buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Reader and Acrobat. The 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.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: APSB14-15

    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.

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Acrobat and Reader Buffer Overflow (APSB14-15: CVE-2014-0511) 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 (APSB14-15: CVE-2014-0511)