Check Point Reference:CPAI-2014-1558
Date Published: 27 May 2014
Severity: Critical
Last Updated:27 May 2014
Source: CVE-2014-0525
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 remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Acrobat and Reader. The vulnerability is due to the way Reader handles certain API calls to unmapped memory that could lead to code execution. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted file.
    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 API Calls Code Execution (APSB14-15) 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 API Calls Code Execution (APSB14-15)