Intrusion Prevention

Adobe.Reader.String.Replace.Heap.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Memory Corruption vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted PDF file. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the application, via a crafted PDF file.

Affected Products

Adobe Reader XI (11.0.08) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows
Adobe Reader XI (11.0.07) and earlier 11.x versions for Macintosh
Adobe Reader X (10.1.11) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows
Adobe Reader X (10.1.10) and earlier 10.x versions for Macintosh
Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.08) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows
Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.07) and earlier 11.x versions for Macintosh
Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.11) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows
Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.10) and earlier 10.x versions for Macintosh

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems

Recommended Actions

Upgrade to the latest version available from the website.
http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/reader/apsb14-20.html

CVE References

CVE-2014-0567