|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-356|
|Date Published:||21 Aug 2012|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|| Adobe Reader X (10.1.3) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh|
Adobe Reader 9.5.1 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.3) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Acrobat 9.5.1 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
|Vulnerability Description||A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Acrobat and Reader.|
|Update/Patch Avaliable||Apply patches from: APSB12-16|
|Vulnerability Details||The vulnerability is due to a null pointer dereference. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted PDF file. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to take complete control of the target.|
This protection will detect and block the transferring of specially crafted 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, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Adobe Reader Violation
Attack Information: Adobe Reader PDF File NULL Pointer Dereference Code Execution (APSB12-16)