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CVE-2007-5020 Detail

Current Description

Unspecified vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Reader 8.1 on Windows allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted PDF file, related to the mailto: option and Internet Explorer 7 on Windows XP. NOTE: this information is based upon a vague pre-advisory by a reliable researcher.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/21/2007      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

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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)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (10/08/2007)

According to Abobe this issue affects only the Windows platform and therefore does not affect Adobe Acrobat Reader as distributed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONFIRM External Source MISC External Source BUGTRAQ 20070920 0day: PDF pwns Windows External Source BID 25748 External Source SECTRACK 1018723 US Government Resource External Source CERT TA07-297B Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-3392 External Source XF adobe-unspecified-pdf-code-execution(36722)

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