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Check Point Advisories

Adobe Reader and Acrobat PDF file PICT Memory Corruption (APSB11-24; CVE-2011-2435)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2011-416
Date Published: 20 Sep 2011
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 16 May 2017
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2011-2435
Protection Provided by:

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

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Acrobat and Reader. The vulnerability is due to an error when parsing the header of a PICT image. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability by enticing an unsuspecting user to open a malicious PDF document file. Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute code in the target system, in the security context of the logged-on user.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the transferring of malicious PDF files.

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 Adobe Reader and Acrobat PDF file PICT Memory Corruption (APSB11-24) 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:  Adobe Reader and Acrobat PDF file PICT Memory Corruption (APSB11-24)