Check Point Advisories

PDF Containing Obfuscated Name Objects

Check Point Reference: SBP-2009-28
Date Published: 29 Dec 2009
Severity: High
Last Updated: 20 Nov 2016
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description New exploits were released for several remote code execution vulnerabilities that were discovered in the way Adobe Acrobat Reader and Foxit Reader handle specially crafted PDF files. Although various security products provide coverage against many malformed PDF files vulnerabilities, these new exploits could potentially bypass security products by using PDF files that contain obfuscated name objects.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block PDF files with obfuscated name objects.

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, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the PDF Containing Obfuscated Name Objects protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Adobe Reader Violation.
Attack Information:  PDF Containing Obfuscated Name Objects

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