Intrusion Prevention

Adobe.Reader.Printf.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attempt to exploit a buffer-overflow vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Reader.
The vulnerability is in the util.printf function and is caused by an error that occurs when the vulnerable software handles an invalid format string. It allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code via sending a crafted PDF file.

Affected Products

Adobe Acrobat and Reader 8.1.2

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Upgrade to Adobe Acrobat and Reader version 8.1.3 or later.

CVE References

CVE-2008-2992