|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2011-311|
|Date Published:||15 Jun 2011|
|Last Updated:||Thursday 23 November, 2017|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||A memory corruption vulnerability exists in Adobe Reader. The vulnerability is due to an error in the Adobe Reader when handling PDF files that contain CIDFont Dictionary entries. A remote attacker could trigger these flaws via a specially crafted PDF file. Successful exploitation will cause a memory corruption, causing the application to crash, and may allow execution of arbitrary code once a malicious PDF file is loaded on a vulnerable system.|
This protection will detect and block the transferring of malformed PDF 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.
This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Adobe Reader Violation.
Attack Information: Adobe Reader PDF CIDFont Dictionary Memory Corruption (APSB11-16)