2009-4195 | Adobe Illustrator memory corruption (BID-37192 / XFDB-54521)

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A vulnerability classified as very critical has been found in Adobe Illustrator 13.0.0/14.0.0 (Image Processing Software). This affects an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Buffer overflow in Adobe Illustrator CS4 14.0.0, CS3 13.0.3 and earlier, and CS3 13.0.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long DSC comment in an Encapsulated PostScript (.eps) file. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

The weakness was released 12/02/2009 (Website). The advisory is shared at xforce.iss.net. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2009-4195 since 12/03/2009. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/28/2021).

It is declared as highly functional. The exploit is shared for download at securityfocus.com. We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 43861 (Adobe Illustrator Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-01)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 116738 (Adobe Illustrator Encapsulated PostScript File Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (APSB10-01)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 19638.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (54521), Vulnerability Center (SBV-24297) and Tenable (43861). Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at 51471.




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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Highly functional
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Nessus ID: 43861
Nessus Name: Adobe Illustrator Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-01)
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Saint ID: exploit_info/adobe_illustrator_eps_file_dsc_comment
Saint Name: Adobe Illustrator EPS File DSC Comment Buffer Overflow

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MetaSploit ID: adobe_illustrator_v14_eps.rb
MetaSploit Name: Adobe Illustrator CS4 v14.0.0
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08/28/2021 +2355 days 🔍Vendor: https://www.adobe.com/

Advisory: xforce.iss.net
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CVE: CVE-2009-4195 (🔍)
X-Force: 54521
Vulnerability Center: 24297 – [APSB10-01, APSA09-06] Adobe Illustrator 13.0.0 and 14.0.0 Vulnerability Allows Remote Code Execution via .EPS File, Medium
SecurityFocus: 37192 – Adobe Illustrator Encapsulated Postscript File Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
OSVDB: 60632 – Adobe Illustrator EPS File DSC Comment Handling Overflow

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 03/18/2015 15:15
Updated: 08/28/2021 10:51
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