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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-1492

Original release date: 04/30/2009
Last revised: 08/12/2009


The getAnnots Doc method in the JavaScript API in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.1, 8.1.4, 7.1.1, and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or execute arbitrary code via a PDF file that contains an annotation, and has an OpenAction entry with JavaScript code that calls this method with crafted integer arguments.


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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US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#970180
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA09-133B
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.nortel.com/go/main.jsp?cscat=BLTNDETAIL&id=926953
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1022139
External Source: MISC
Name: http://packetstorm.linuxsecurity.com/0904-exploits/getannots.txt
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:011
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2009:027
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1317
External Source: MISC
Name: http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/2009/04/potential_adobe_reader_issue.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-06.html
External Source: XF
Name: reader-getannots-code-execution(50145)
External Source: BID
Name: 34736
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200907-06
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 54130
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1189
Type: Advisory
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 8569
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/2009/04/update_on_adobe_reader_issue.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0478
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 259028
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/2009/05/adobe_reader_issue_update.html

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:7.1.1 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:7.1.0
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:7.0.9
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:7.0.8
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:7.0.7
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:7.0.5
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:7.0.3
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:7.0.2
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:7.0.1
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:6.0.5
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:6.0.4
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:6.0.3
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:6.0.2
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:6.0.1
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:6.0
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:5.1
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:5.0.9
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:5.0.7
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:5.0.6
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:5.0.11
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:5.0.10
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:5.0.5
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:5.0
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:4.5
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:4.0.5c
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:4.0.5a
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:4.0.5
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:4.0
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:3.0
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:8.1.4 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:adobe:reader:9.1 and previous versions
+ Configuration 2
+ OR
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:6.0.3::mac_os_x
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:6.0.4::mac_os_x
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:6.0.1::mac_os_x
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:6.0.2::mac_os_x
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:6.0::mac_os_x
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:6.0
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:6.0.1
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:6.0.2
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:6.0.3
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:6.0.4
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:6.0.5
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.1.1 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.1.0
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.1
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.9
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0::standard
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0::professional
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.8::standard
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.8::professional
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.8::elements
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.8
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.7::standard
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.7::professional
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.7
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.6::standard
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.6::professional
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.6
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.5::standard
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.5::professional
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.5
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.4::standard
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.4::professional
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.4
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.3::standard
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.3::professional
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.3
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.2::standard
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.2::professional
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.2
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.1::standard
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.1::professional
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.1
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:7.0
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:5.0.10::mac_os_x
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:5.0::mac_os_x
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:5.0.5::mac_os_x
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:5.0
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:5.0.10
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:5.0.5
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:5.0.6
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:4.0.5a::mac_os_x
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:4.0.5c::mac_os_x
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:4.0.5::mac_os_x
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:4.0::mac_os_x
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:4.0
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:4.0.5
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:4.0.5a
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:4.0.5c
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:3.1::mac_os_x
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:3.0::mac_os_x
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:3.0
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:3.1
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:9.1 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:adobe:acrobat:8.1.4 and previous versions

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)