Vulnerability Note VU#25919

Adobe Acrobat ActiveX Control buffer overflow in setview method

Original Release date: 02 Nov 2000 | Last revised: 02 Nov 2000



The Adobe Acrobat ActiveX control has a buffer overflow in the setview method. Because the control is marked safe-for-scripting, this vulnerability can be exploited via a web page if the user has the vulnerable control installed.

This control is implemtned in the file pdf.ocx and has a ClassID of {CA8A9780-280D-11CF-A24D-444553540000}. The control can also be referenced as PDF.PdfCtrl.1.


An attacker may exploit the buffer overflow to execute arbitrary commands on the system running the vulnerable control. Because the control is marked safe-for-scripting, an attacker may be able to launch this attack when you visit a web page.


Upgrade to a newer version of Adobe Acrobat

This problem appears to be limited to version 1.3.188 of Adobe Acrobat and earlier.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
AdobeAffected-02 Nov 2000
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

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This document was written by Cory F Cohen.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: Unknown
  • Date Public: 30 Sep 99
  • Date First Published: 02 Nov 2000
  • Date Last Updated: 02 Nov 2000
  • Severity Metric: 16.83
  • Document Revision: 4


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