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Buffer Overflow Vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat

Release Date: July 11, 2006

Vulnerability Identifier: APSB06-09

CVE Number: CVE-2006-3453

Platform: Windows, Macintosh

Summary

Malicious content inserted into a file, such as a document, could trigger a buffer overflow if the file is distilled to PDF with Adobe Acrobat.

Solution

For version 6.0-6.0.4, Acrobat users should utilize the product's automatic update facility to install version 6.0.5 or alternatively download and install the update from www.adobe.com/support/downloads.

Affected Software Versions

Adobe Acrobat 6.0.4 and earlier

Severity Rating

Adobe categorizes this as a critical update and recommends affected users update to version 6.0.5.

Details

Malicious content inserted into a file, such as a document, could trigger a buffer overflow if the file is distilled to PDF with Adobe Acrobat.  A buffer overflow can cause Acrobat to crash and can result in malicious code execution.

Acknowledgements

This issue was discovered by Adobe secure software engineering practices.

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