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[Full-disclosure] Secunia Research: Adobe Illustrator Encapsulated Postscript Parsing Vulnerability

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Date: Fri Jan 08 2010 - 09:09:02 GMT
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Secunia Research 08/01/2010
  • Adobe Illustrator Encapsulated Postscript Parsing Vulnerability -

Table of Contents Affected Software....................................................1 Severity.............................................................2 Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3 Description of Vulnerability.........................................4 Solution.............................................................5 Time Table...........................................................6 Credits..............................................................7 References...........................................................8 About Secunia........................................................9 Verification........................................................10
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1) Affected Software
  • Adobe Illustrator 14.0.0.

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.



2) Severity

Rating: Highly critical
Impact: System access
Where: From remote



3) Vendor's Description of Software

"Adobe Illustrator CS4 software is a comprehensive vector graphics environment with new transparency in gradients and multiple artboards that invite you to explore more efficient ways to design.".

Product Link:
http://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator/



4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Adobe Illustrator, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused by a boundary error when parsing certain content in Encapsulated Postscript files. This can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow via a specially crafted file.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.



5) Solution

The vendor has issued patches to fix the vulnerability.



6) Time Table 14/12/2009 - Vendor notified. 14/12/2009 - Vendor response. 08/01/2010 - Public disclosure.
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7) Credits

Discovered by Dyon Balding, Secunia Research.



8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned CVE-2009-3952 for the vulnerability.

Adobe:
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-01.html



9) About Secunia

Secunia offers vulnerability management solutions to corporate customers with verified and reliable vulnerability intelligence relevant to their specific system configuration:

http://secunia.com/advisories/business_solutions/

Secunia also provides a publicly accessible and comprehensive advisory database as a service to the security community and private individuals, who are interested in or concerned about IT-security.

http://secunia.com/advisories/

Secunia believes that it is important to support the community and to do active vulnerability research in order to aid improving the security and reliability of software in general:

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

Secunia regularly hires new skilled team members. Check the URL below to see currently vacant positions:

http://secunia.com/corporate/jobs/

Secunia offers a FREE mailing list called Secunia Security Advisories:

http://secunia.com/advisories/mailing_lists/


  1. Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2009-58/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/




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