Check Point Advisories

Adobe Reader Crafted JP2K Heap Overflow (APSB13-02; CVE-2013-0621)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-020
Date Published: 20 Jan 2013
Severity: High
Last Updated:
Source: CVE-2013-0621
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway

  • R71
  • R75

  • Who is Vulnerable? Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x before 9.5.3
    Adobe Reader and Acrobat 10.x before 10.1.5
    Adobe Reader and Acrobat 11.x before 11.0.1
    Vulnerability Description Adobe Reader is vulnerable to a heap overflow when parsing a specially crafted JP2K object.
    Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: APSB13-02

    Protection Overview

    This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

    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.

    Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

    1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Reader Crafted JP2K Heap Overflow (APSB13-02) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
    2. Install policy on all modules.

    SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
    Attack Name: Adobe Reader Violation
    Attack Information: Adobe Reader Crafted JP2K Heap Overflow (APSB13-02)