Check Point Advisories

Adobe Acrobat JavaScript getIcon Method Buffer Overflow (CVE-2009-0927)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2009-337
Date Published: 8 Oct 2009
Severity: High
Last Updated: Wednesday 24 October, 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2009-0927
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Adobe develops products for creating, distributing, and viewing Portable Document Format (PDF) documents. Adobe Reader is a viewer application that allows for reading and the printing of PDF documents. Adobe Acrobat provides PDF authoring functionality in addition to those of viewing. A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in Adobe Reader and Acrobat. The vulnerability is due to insufficient input validation in the getIcon() method of a Collab object, while processing a crafted PDF file. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing the target user to open malicious PDF files. In an attack case where code injection is not successful, the affected Acrobat application parsing the malicious PDF document can terminate abnormally. In a more sophisticated attack where code injection is successful, the behaviour of the target host is entirely dependent on the intended function of the injected code. The injected code, in this case, would execute within the security context of the currently logged in user.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability

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 R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Acrobat JavaScript getIcon Method Buffer Overflow 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 Acrobat JavaScript getIcon Method Buffer Overflow

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