Check Point Reference:CPAI-2014-1548
Date Published: 19 May 2014
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:19 May 2014
Source: CVE-2014-0527
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 use after free vulnerability exists in Adobe Acrobat and Reader. The vulnerability is due to an error in the way Adobe Acrobat and Reader handles objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing the user to open a specially crafted PDF file. Successful exploitation could result in arbitrary code execution in the 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 Use-After-Free (APSB14-15: CVE-2014-0527) 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 Use-After-Free (APSB14-15: CVE-2014-0527)