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Security bulletin

Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Release date: September 10, 2013

Vulnerability identifier: APSB13-22

Priority: See table below

CVE numbers: CVE-2013-3351, CVE-2013-3352, CVE-2013-3353, CVE-2013-3354, CVE-2013-3355, CVE-2013-3356, CVE-2013-3357, CVE-2013-3358

Platform: Windows and Macintosh

Summary

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat XI (11.0.03) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh.  These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions:

  • Users of Adobe Reader XI (11.0.03) for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Reader XI (11.0.04).
  • For users of Adobe Reader X (10.1.7) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, who cannot update to Adobe Reader XI (11.0.04), Adobe has made available the update Adobe Reader X (10.1.8).
  • Users of Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.03) for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.04).
  • For users of Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.7) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, who cannot update to Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.04), Adobe has made available the update Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.8).

Affected software versions

  • Adobe Reader XI (11.0.03) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Reader X (10.1.7) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.03) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.7) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh

solution

Adobe recommends users update their software installations by following the instructions below:

Adobe Reader

Users on Windows and Macintosh can utilize the product's update mechanism. The default configuration is set to run automatic update checks on a regular schedule.  Update checks can be manually activated by choosing Help > Check for Updates.

Adobe Reader users on Windows can also find the appropriate update here: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Windows.

Adobe Reader users on Macintosh can also find the appropriate update here: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Macintosh.

Adobe Acrobat

Users can utilize the product's update mechanism. The default configuration is set to run automatic update checks on a regular schedule.  Update checks can be manually activated by choosing Help > Check for Updates.

Acrobat Standard and Pro users on Windows can also find the appropriate update here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Windows.

Acrobat Pro Extended users on Windows can also find the appropriate update here: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Windows.

Acrobat Pro users on Macintosh can also find the appropriate update here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Macintosh.

Priority and severity ratings

Adobe categorizes these updates with the following priority ratings and recommends users update their installations to the newest versions:

Product Updated version Platform Priority rating
Adobe Reader XI (11.0.04) Windows and Macintosh 2
  X (10.1.8) Windows and Macintosh 2
       
Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.04) Windows and Macintosh 2
  X (10.1.8) Windows and Macintosh 2

These updates will address critical vulnerabilities in the software.

details

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat XI (11.0.03) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh.  These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions:

  • Users of Adobe Reader XI (11.0.03) for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Reader XI (11.0.04).
  • For users of Adobe Reader X (10.1.7) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, who cannot update to Adobe Reader XI (11.0.04), Adobe has made available the update Adobe Reader X (10.1.8).
  • Users of Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.03) for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.04).
  • For users of Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.7) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, who cannot update to Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.04), Adobe has made available the update Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.8).

These updates resolve stack overflow vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2013-3351).

These updates resolve memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2013-3352, CVE-2013-3354, CVE-2013-3355).          

These updates resolve buffer overflow vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2013-3353, CVE-2013-3356).

These updates resolve integer overflow vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2013-3357, CVE-2013-3358).

acknowledgements

Adobe would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for reporting the relevant issues and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers:

  • Mateusz Jurczyk and Gynvael Coldwind of the Google Security Team (CVE-2013-3351, CVE-2013-3352, CVE-2013-3353, CVE-2013-3354, CVE-2013-3355, CVE-2013-3356)
  • Carlos Mario Penagos Hollmann of IOActive (CVE-2013-3357)
  • vulnazoid through HP's Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2013-3358)