November 4, 2008
Adobe Reader is prone to a stack-based buffer-overflow vulnerability because the application fails to perform adequate boundary checks on user-supplied data. An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application or crash the application, denying service to legitimate users.
- Adobe Acrobat 3D 8.1.2
- Adobe Acrobat 3D
- Adobe Acrobat Professional 8.0
- Adobe Acrobat Professional 8.1
- Adobe Acrobat Professional 8.1.1
- Adobe Acrobat Professional 8.1.2
- Adobe Acrobat Professional 8.1.2 Security Update 1
- Adobe Acrobat Standard 8.0
- Adobe Acrobat Standard 8.1
- Adobe Acrobat Standard 8.1.1
- Adobe Acrobat Standard 8.1.2
- Adobe Reader 8.0
- Adobe Reader 8.1
- Adobe Reader 8.1.1
- Adobe Reader 8.1.2
- Adobe Reader 8.1.2 Security Update 1
- Avaya IR 3.0
- Avaya Interactive Response 2.0
- Avaya Interactive Response 3.0
- Gentoo Linux
- Nortel Networks CallPilot 1002Rp
- Nortel Networks CallPilot 1005R
- Nortel Networks CallPilot 201I
- Nortel Networks CallPilot 600R
- Nortel Networks CallPilot 703T
- Nortel Networks Self-Service – CCSS7
- Nortel Networks Self-Service MPS 1000
- Nortel Networks Self-Service MPS 500
- Nortel Networks Self-Service Peri Application
- Nortel Networks Self-Service Peri Workstation
- Nortel Networks Self-Service Speech Server
- Sun Solaris 10 Sparc
- Turbolinux Client 2008
Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, run the application with the minimal amount of privileges required for functionality.
Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity including unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.
Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources.
To reduce the likelihood of successful exploits, never handle files that originate from unfamiliar or untrusted sources.
Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
To reduce the likelihood of attacks, never visit sites of questionable integrity or follow links provided by unfamiliar or untrusted sources.
Implement multiple redundant layers of security.
Various memory-protection schemes (such as nonexecutable and randomly mapped memory segments) may hinder an attacker’s ability to exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code.
A vendor update is available. Please see the references for more information.
Dyon Balding of Secunia Research and Damian Frizza from the CORE IMPACT Exploit Writers Team at Core Security Technologies
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