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Check Point Advisories

Adobe Acrobat and Reader Buffer Overflow (APSB13-22: CVE-2013-3356)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-3587
Date Published: 24 Nov 2013
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 29 Dec 2016
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2013-3356
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Excel 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Excel 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Excel 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Excel 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Excel 2013 RT Service Pack 1[1]
Microsoft Excel 2016 (32-bit edition)
Microsoft Excel 2016 (64-bit edition)
Vulnerability Description A buffer overflow 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 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Acrobat and Reader Buffer Overflow (APSB13-22: CVE-2013-3356) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Adobe Reader Violation.
Attack Information:  Adobe Acrobat and Reader Buffer Overflow (APSB13-22: CVE-2013-3356)