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Adobe Reader and Acrobat TTF MINDEX Code Execution (APSB12-08; CVE-2012-0774)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-157
Date Published: 24 Apr 2012
Severity: High
Last Updated: 9 Feb 2017
Industry Reference:CVE-2012-0774
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable? Adobe Acrobat 9.5 and prior
Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.2 and prior)
Adobe Reader 9.5 and prior
Adobe Reader X (10.1.2 and prior)
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Reader and Acrobat. The vulnerability is due to incorrect memory buffer allocation while parsing a corrupted PDF file. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted PDF 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 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Reader and Acrobat TTF MINDEX Code Execution (APSB12-08) 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 TTF MINDEX code execution (APSB12-08)

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