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Windows 7: New zero-day exploit targets Adobe Reader

29 Apr 2009   #1
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
New zero-day exploit targets Adobe Reader

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April 28, 2009 (Computerworld) Adobe Systems Inc. today confirmed that it's investigating reports that its popular PDF viewing software, Adobe Reader, contains a critical vulnerability.
A security researcher said that the bug is another in a long line of flaws in Adobe's implementation of JavaScript.
The bug was first disclosed yesterday on the SecurityFocus site, which posted a link to proof-of-concept attack code. "An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application," said the advisory.
According to SecurityFocus, the most up-to-date versions, Reader 9.1 and Reader 8.1.4, are vulnerable. The Linux versions definitely have the bug, and versions for other platforms -- Adobe also provides Reader for Windows and the Mac -- may be at risk as well.
more: computerworld



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29 Apr 2009   #2
GreyWolf

Windows 7 x64 Build 7068
 
 

I find that type of attack rather useless. The only PDF's I ever access are my Electricity/Gas bill and user guides from well known websites.

I don't see how the average user can be tricked into opening a PDF from a malicious source.
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29 Apr 2009   #3
napilopez

Windows 7 Build 7077 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GreyWolf View Post
I find that type of attack rather useless. The only PDF's I ever access are my Electricity/Gas bill and user guides from well known websites.

I don't see how the average user can be tricked into opening a PDF from a malicious source.
The type of user that would open .exe's from email attachments =/
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29 Apr 2009   #4
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Thanks Aaron. Good to know.
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29 Apr 2009   #5
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Thanks for the Info Aaron
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29 Apr 2009   #6
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Cheers for the headup, Aaron.
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29 Apr 2009   #7
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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29 Apr 2009   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Be sure to uncheck anything that comes bundled with Foxit Reader ... I think it was the "Ask" tool bar, the last time I downloaded it.
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29 Apr 2009   #9
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

yes definitely. Apart from that its a nice reader.
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29 Apr 2009   #10
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Thanks for the information.
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