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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-1493 (1 public exploit)

The customDictionaryOpen spell method in the JavaScript API in Adobe Reader 9.1, 8.1.4, 7.1.1, and earlier on Linux and UNIX allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or execute arbitrary code via a PDF file that triggers a call to this method with a long string in the second argument.
Publish Date : 2009-04-30 Last Update Date : 2009-08-12
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
6.8
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeMemory corruption
CWE ID 399

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat critical
6.8
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P 2009-04-28 2009-04-27
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2009-1493 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20091493 unix
ELSA-2009:0478: acroread security update (Critical) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22282 unix
RHSA-2009:0478: acroread security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20090478 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2009-1493

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Adobe Reader 8.1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Adobe Reader 9.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Adobe Reader 2

- References For CVE-2009-1493

http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/2009/04/update_on_adobe_reader_issue.html
http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/2009/05/adobe_reader_issue_update.html CONFIRM
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-05/msg00001.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2009:027
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-06/msg00003.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:011
http://osvdb.org/54129
OSVDB 54129
http://packetstorm.linuxsecurity.com/0904-exploits/spell.txt
http://secunia.com/advisories/35055
SECUNIA 35055
http://secunia.com/advisories/34924
SECUNIA 34924
http://secunia.com/advisories/35096
SECUNIA 35096
http://secunia.com/advisories/35416
SECUNIA 35416
http://secunia.com/advisories/35358
SECUNIA 35358
http://secunia.com/advisories/35152
SECUNIA 35152
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200907-06.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200907-06
http://secunia.com/advisories/35734
SECUNIA 35734
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-259028-1
SUNALERT 259028
http://support.nortel.com/go/main.jsp?cscat=BLTNDETAIL&id=926953 CONFIRM
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-06.html CONFIRM
Exploit! http://www.milw0rm.com/exploits/8570
MILW0RM 8570
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1022139
SECTRACK 1022139
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0478.html
REDHAT RHSA-2009:0478
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/34740
BID 34740 Adobe Reader 'spell.customDictionaryOpen()' JavaScript Function Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-13
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1189
VUPEN ADV-2009-1189
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/50146
XF reader-spellcustom-code-execution(50146)
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1317
VUPEN ADV-2009-1317
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-133B.html
CERT TA09-133B
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/970180
CERT-VN VU#970180

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-1493

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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