Check Point Advisories

Adobe Reader CFF Heap-Based Overflow (APSB10-09; CVE-2010-1241)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2010-071
Date Published: 15 Apr 2010
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Wednesday 13 February, 2019
Industry Reference:CVE-2010-1241
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. A heap-based overflow vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Reader. The vulnerability is due to the way Adobe Reader and Acrobat parse a malformed PDF file. 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 R80 / R77 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Reader CFF Heap-Based Overflow (APSB10-09) 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 CFF heap-based overflow (APSB10-09)

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