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Check Point Advisories

Adobe Reader and Acrobat U3D Shading Modifier Memory Corruption (APSA11-04; CVE-2011-2462)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2011-565
Date Published: 7 Dec 2011
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Sunday 14 February, 2016
Industry Reference:CVE-2011-2462
Protection Provided by:

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

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A memory corruption vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Reader and Acrobat. The vulnerability is due to an error in the way Adobe Reader and Acrobat parse PDF files containing a U3D image stream. A remote attacker could trigger this issue by enticing a user to open a specially crafted PDF file using a vulnerable version of the products. Successful exploitation will result in a denial of service condition, causing the application to become non-responsive, and may allow arbitrary code execution.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to transfer 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.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Reader and Acrobat U3D Shading Modifier Memory Corruption (APSA11-04) 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 Reader and Acrobat U3D shading modifier memory corruption (APSA11-04)

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