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Check Point Advisories

Nitro Pro PDF Reader JavaScript API Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-7442)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0682
Date Published: 13 Aug 2017
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 16 Nov 2017
Source: Metasploit
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-7442
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Nitro PDF Reader version 11
Nitro PDF Reader Pro version 11
Vulnerability Description A Remote Code Execution Vulnerability exists in JavaScript API of Nitro and Nitro Pro PDF Reader. The vulnerability is due to the use of trusted function which provides certain privileges that allows overwriting objects. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing the user to open a specially crafted PDF file.

Protection Overview

This protection detects 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 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Nitro Pro PDF Reader JavaScript API Remote Code Execution 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:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Nitro Pro PDF Reader JavaScript API Remote Code Execution