Check Point Advisories

Adobe Acrobat Local File Disclosure (CVE-2005-0035)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2005-219
Date Published: 21 Feb 2010
Severity: High
Last Updated: Sunday 15 July, 2018
Industry Reference:CVE-2005-0035
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Adobe Acrobat is a product for creating, and distributing PDF documents. Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free application that allows for viewing and printing of PDF documents. The Windows versions of Acrobat and Acrobat Reader are packaged with an ActiveX control in the file pdf.ocx to allow the display of PDF files within Microsoft Internet Explorer. The latest version of the product includes this ActiveX control in the dynamically linked library acropdf.dll. A vulnerability exists in the Adobe Acrobat ActiveX web control. The vulnerable web control does not properly limit access to local file system information when a specially constructed web page makes use of the ActiveX component. This vulnerability can be exploited to remotely confirm the presence of files on a local file system. An attack intending to collect information about a vulnerable system will generally transpire in a silent manner.

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 Local File Disclosure 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:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Adobe Acrobat Local File Disclosure

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