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CVE-2009-2979 Detail

Current Description

Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x before 9.2, 8.x before 8.1.7, and possibly 7.x through 7.1.4 do not properly perform XMP-XML entity expansion, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a crafted document.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows disruption of service

Evaluator Impact

Per: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-15.html Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Reader 9.1.3 and Acrobat 9.1.3, Adobe Reader 8.1.6 and Acrobat 8.1.6 for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, and Adobe Reader 7.1.3 and Acrobat 7.1.3 for Windows and Macintosh. These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. This update represents the second quarterly security update for Adobe Reader and Acrobat. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader 9.1.3 and Acrobat 9.1.3 and earlier versions update to Adobe Reader 9.2 and Acrobat 9.2. Adobe recommends users of Acrobat 8.1.6 and earlier versions update to Acrobat 8.1.7, and users of Acrobat 7.1.3 and earlier versions update to Acrobat 7.1.4. For Adobe Reader users who cannot update to Adobe Reader 9.2, Adobe has provided the Adobe Reader 8.1.7 and Adobe Reader 7.1.4 updates. Updates apply to all platforms: Windows, Macintosh and UNIX. Affected software versions Adobe Reader 9.1.3 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX Adobe Acrobat 9.1.3 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh

Evaluator Solution

Per: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-15.html Solution Adobe Reader Adobe Reader users on Windows can find the appropriate update here: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Windows. Adobe Reader users on Macintosh can find the appropriate update here: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Macintosh. Adobe Reader users on UNIX can find the appropriate update here: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Unix. Acrobat Acrobat Standard and Pro users on Windows can find the appropriate update here: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Windows. Acrobat Pro Extended users on Windows can find the appropriate update here: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=158&platform=Windows Acrobat 3D users on Windows can find the appropriate update here: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=112&platform=Windows. Acrobat Pro users on Macintosh can find the appropriate update here: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Macintosh.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://securitytracker.com/id?1023007
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-15.html Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36638
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-286B.html Patch US Government Resource
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/2898 Patch Vendor Advisory
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6280

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.1.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:8.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:8.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:8.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:8.1.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:8.1.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:8.1.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:9.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:9.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:9.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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9.1.3

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:7.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:7.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:7.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:7.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:7.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:7.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:7.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:7.0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:7.1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:7.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:7.1.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:8.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:8.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:8.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:8.1.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:8.1.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:8.1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:8.1.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:9.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:9.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:9.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:9.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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9.1.3


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-2979
NVD Published Date:
10/19/2009
NVD Last Modified:
10/30/2018