Check Point Advisories

PDF Containing Suspicious JavaScript Code

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-0926
Date Published: 17 Feb 2014
Severity: High
Last Updated:
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R75 and above

Who is Vulnerable? Acrobat Reader All Versions
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Acrobat and Reader when handling PDF files that contain plain JavaScript. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on an affected system via a specially crafted PDF file.

Protection Overview

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

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R70 / R71 / R75 and above

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the PDF Containing Suspicious JavaScript Code 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: Content Protection Violation
Attack Information: PDF Containing Suspicious JavaScript Code