Check Point Advisories

Adobe Reader JBIG2 Pattern Dictionary Memory Corruption (APSB09-07; CVE-2009-0510; CVE-2009-0511)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2009-109
Date Published: 15 Jun 2009
Severity: High
Last Updated: Sunday 31 October, 2021
Industry Reference:CVE-2009-0510
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Portable Document Format (PDF) is an open file format created by Adobe Systems. It is used for representing two-dimensional documents in a device and resolution independent fixed-layout document format. Multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe Reader and Acrobat. The vulnerabilities are due to insufficient input validation when handling maliciously crafted PDF files containing embedded JBIG2 streams with a malformed pattern dictionary segment. A remote attacker could trigger this issue via a specially crafted PDF file. Successful exploitation will create a denial of service condition, causing the application to become non-responsive, and may allow execution of arbitrary code once a malicious PDF file is loaded on a vulnerable system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to transfer malformed PDF files over HTTP.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R81 / R80 / R77 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Reader JBIG2 Pattern Dictionary Memory Corruption (APSB09-07) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Adobe Reader Violation.
Attack Information:  Adobe Reader JBIG2 Pattern Dictionary Memory Corruption (APSB09-07)

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