National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability

CVE-2006-6236 Detail


Adobe Reader (Adobe Acrobat Reader) 7.0 through 7.0.8 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long argument string to the (1) src, (2) setPageMode, (3) setLayoutMode, and (4) setNamedDest methods in an AcroPDF ActiveX control, a different set of vectors than CVE-2006-6027.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/03/2006

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
Original release date:
Last revised:


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
9.3 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
Exploitability Subscore:
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (12/19/2006)

Not vulnerable. This issue does not affect the Linux version of Adobe Reader.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

By selecting these links, you will be leaving NIST webspace. We have provided these links to other web sites because they may have information that would be of interest to you. No inferences should be drawn on account of other sites being referenced, or not, from this page. There may be other web sites that are more appropriate for your purpose. NIST does not necessarily endorse the views expressed, or concur with the facts presented on these sites. Further, NIST does not endorse any commercial products that may be mentioned on these sites. Please address comments about this page to

Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source MISC Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#198908 External Source BUGTRAQ 20061205 eEye's Zero-Day Tracker Launch Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source BID 21338 External Source BID 21813 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4751 External Source XF adobe-acrobat-acropdf-code-execution(30574) External Source XF adobe-acropdf-activex-dos(31167) External Source EXPLOIT-DB 3040

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Change History 4 change records found - show changes