Zero-Day Advisory

Fortinet Discovers Adobe Reader X Vulnerability


Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a sandbox bypass vulnerability in Adobe Reader X.


FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

Released Sep 11, 2011

Users should apply the solution provided by Adobe.

Additional Information

By successfully leveraging a sandbox bypass vulnerability in Adobe Reader X, a malicious code could escape out of the sandbox resulting in privilege escalation.


Zhenhua Liu of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs

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