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Adobe Reader Javascript API Information Disclosure (APSB14-15; CVE-2014-0521)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1642
Date Published:
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Source: Adobe Security Bulletin APSB14-15
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2014-0521
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R77
  • R76
  • R75
  • R71
  • R70
Who is Vulnerable?
Adobe Reader XI (11.0.06) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Reader X (10.1.9) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.06) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.9) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
Vulnerability Description
An Information Disclosure vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Reader. The vulnerability is due to an error in the way Adobe Reader handles specially crafted PDF files. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a victim to open a specially crafted PDF file.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: APSB14-15

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block the transferring of malformed PDF files.

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 R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Reader Javascript API Information Disclosure (APSB14-15) 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 Reader Violation.
Attack Information:  Adobe Reader Javascript API Information Disclosure (APSB14-15)