2008-4817 | Adobe Acrobat AcroJS input validation (BID-32105 / XFDB-46331)

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6.6 $25k-$100k 0.21

A vulnerability was found in Adobe Acrobat 8.1.1/8.1.2 (Document Reader Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is the function AcroJS. The manipulation of the argument string with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-20. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 11/04/2008 (Website). The advisory is available at us-cert.gov. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2008-4817 since 10/30/2008. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $25k-$100k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/03/2021).

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 40802 (Adobe Acrobat Windows and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 116027 (Adobe Acrobat/Reader “util.printf()” Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (APSB08-19)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 32105), X-Force (46331), Secunia (SA32872), SecurityTracker (ID 1021140) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-19945). Similar entries are available at 3863, 42639, 45323 and 44869.




VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.6

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 40802
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OpenVAS ID: 800051
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Reader/Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities – Nov08 (Linux)
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Upgrade: us-cert.gov

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08/03/2021 +1358 days 🔍Vendor: https://www.adobe.com/

Advisory: us-cert.gov
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CVE: CVE-2008-4817 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 32105
Secunia: 32872
X-Force: 46331
SecurityTracker: 1021140
Vulnerability Center: 19945 – Adobe Acrobat Professional and Reader <8.1.3 Download Manager Remote Code Execution, Medium
OSVDB: 49541 – Adobe Acrobat / Reader Download Manager AcroJS Function Heap Corruption Arbitrary Code Execution
Vupen: ADV-2008-3001

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Updated: 08/03/2021 07:41
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