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Adobe Acrobat Reader U3D Texture BMP File Buffer Overflow (APSB11-03; CVE-2011-0599)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2011-032
Date Published: 22 Feb 2011
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Sunday 14 February, 2016
Industry Reference:CVE-2011-0599
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Adobe Acrobat and Reader products include a plugin to parse the U3D image files inside PDF documents. The Universal 3D format can link to external image files, for example in BMP format, that provide texture data for the 3D objects. BMP is an image file format used to store bitmap digital images. A buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Reader and Acrobat. The vulnerability is due to an image parsing input validation error in Adobe Reader and Acrobat when parsing an external texture file in BMP format. A remote attacker could trigger this issue via a specially crafted BMP file. Successful exploitation will create a denial of service condition, causing the application to become non-responsive, and may allow execution of arbitrary code once a malicious file is loaded on a vulnerable system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to transfer malformed BMP files over HTTP.

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 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Acrobat Reader U3D Texture BMP File Buffer Overflow (APSB11-03) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Adobe Reader Violation.
Attack Information:  Adobe Acrobat Reader U3D texture BMP file buffer overflow (APSB11-03)

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