Vulnerability Note VU#788019
Adobe indicates that this issue is being exploited in the wild.
By convincing a user to open a specially-crafted PDF file, a remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code. This can happen in several ways, such as opening an email attachment or viewing a web page.
Apply an update
Preventing PDF documents from opening inside a web browser may mitigate this vulnerability. If this workaround is applied to updated versions of the Adobe reader, it may mitigate future vulnerabilities.
To prevent PDF documents from automatically being opened in a web browser:
Do not open unfamiliar or unexpected PDF attachments. Users can convert PDF documents to text by using the Adobe Online Conversion Tools site. See the Online Conversion Tools FAQ for information about this service. This workaround will not mitigate all attack vectors.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Adobe||Affected||-||25 Jun 2008|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported by Adobe, who in turn credit the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2008-2641
- Date Public: 23 Jun 2008
- Date First Published: 25 Jun 2008
- Date Last Updated: 25 Jun 2008
- Severity Metric: 21.55
- Document Revision: 5