APSB12-08 - Security update for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description APSB12-08 - Security update for Adobe Reader and Acrobat
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Critical
SophosLabs threat level Critical
Solution APSB12-08
Vendor description These updates address critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader X (10.1.2) and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Adobe Reader 9.4.6 and earlier 9.x versions for Linux and Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.2) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh. These updates address vulnerabilities in the software that could cause the application to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader X (10.1.2) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Reader X (10.1.3). For users of Adobe Reader 9.5 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, who cannot update to Adobe Reader X (10.1.3), Adobe has made available the update Adobe Reader 9.5.1. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Acrobat 9.5 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Acrobat 9.5.1.
SophosLabs comments Adobe Acrobat exploits account for a significant proportion of all vulnerabilities that SophosLabs see. We expect that the items mentioned will likely be exploited in the near future.
SophosLabs testing result No SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploits No currently known exploits found
First sample seen No samples found
Discovery date 05 Apr 2012
Affected software Adobe Reader X (10.1.2) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Reader 9.5 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Reader 9.4.6 and earlier 9.x versions for Linux
Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.2) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Acrobat 9.5 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
References
Credits
  • Peter Vreugdenhil through TippingPoints Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2012-0774)
  • Soroush Dalili (CVE-2012-0775)
  • Mitja Kolsek of ACROS Security (CVE-2012-0776)
  • Jamers Quirk, Los Alamos (CVE-2012-0777)
Revisions
  • April 5, 2012 - Initial analysis written

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