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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4812

Original release date: 11/05/2008
Last revised: 11/05/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Array index error in Adobe Reader and Acrobat, and the Explorer extension (aka AcroRd32Info), 8.1.2, 8.1.1, and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted PDF document that triggers an out-of-bounds write, related to parsing of Type 1 fonts.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb08-19.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.nortel.com/go/main.jsp?cscat=BLTNDETAIL&id=800801
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35163
External Source: XF
Name: adobe-acrobatreader-type1font-code-execution(46332)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-3001
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021140
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0974
External Source: BID
Name: 32100
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32700
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:026
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0098
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32872
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 249366
External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20081104 Adobe Reader Embedded Font Handling Out of Bounds Array Indexing Vulnerability
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA08-309A
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.nortel.com/go/main.jsp?cscat=BLTNDETAIL&id=909609

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