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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-0927

Original release date: 03/19/2009
Last revised: 11/22/2013


Stack-based buffer overflow in Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat 9 before 9.1, 8 before 8.1.3 , and 7 before 7.1.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted argument to the getIcon method of a Collab object, a different vulnerability than CVE-2009-0658.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
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


Per vendor advisory in the 'details' section it states: "The Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.1 and 7.1.1 updates resolve an input validation issue in a JavaScript method that could potentially lead to remote code execution. This issue has already been resolved in Adobe Reader 8.1.3 and Acrobat 8.1.3. (CVE-2009-0927)" http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-04.html

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-04.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1019
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0770
External Source: EXPLOIT-DB
Name: 9579
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-09-014
External Source: BID
Name: 34169
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090324 ZDI-09-014: Adobe Acrobat getIcon() Stack Overflow Vulnerability
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200904-17
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021861
External Source: XF
Name: adobe-unspecified-javascript-code-execution(49312)
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2009:014
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:009
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 256788

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