Secunia Research: Adobe Reader/Acrobat ACE.dll ICC Chunk Parsing Integer Overflow

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                     Secunia Research 15/06/2011

 - Adobe Reader/Acrobat ACE.dll ICC Chunk Parsing Integer Overflow -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software 

* Adobe Reader/Acrobat 9.2.4

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Highly critical
Impact: System compromise
Where:  Remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"Adobe Reader software is the global standard for electronic document 
sharing. It is the only PDF file viewer that can open and interact 
with all PDF documents."

Product Link:
http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Adobe Reader and 
Adobe Acrobat, which can be exploited by malicious people to 
compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused by an integer overflow error in ACE.dll 
when parsing a certain ICC chunk type. This can be exploited to 
corrupt memory via a specially crafted PDF file.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

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5) Solution 

Update to version 9.4.5 or later.

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6) Time Table 

14/02/2011 - Vendor notified.
15/02/2011 - Vendor response.
15/06/2011 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2011-2097 for the vulnerability.

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2011-41/

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