|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-157|
|Date Published:||24 Apr 2012|
|Last Updated:||9 Feb 2017|
|Protection Provided by:||
|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.|
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.
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)