Check Point Advisories

Adobe Acrobat and Reader ToolButton Use After Free (APSB13-15; CVE-2013-3346)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2013-3750
Date Published: 22 Dec 2013
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 27 Jun 2017
Industry Reference:CVE-2013-3346
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A use after free vulnerability exists in Adobe Acrobat and Reader. The vulnerability is due to an error in the handling of callback functions associated with ToolButton objects. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing the user to open a specially crafted file. Successful exploitation could result in arbitrary code execution in the context of the currently affected user.

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, 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 Acrobat and Reader ToolButton Use After Free (APSB13-15) 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 Products Violation.
Attack Information:  Adobe Acrobat and Reader ToolButton Use After Free (APSB13-15)

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