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ESB-2014.0729 - [Win][Mac] Adobe Acrobat & Reader: Multiple vulnerabilities

Date: 14 May 2014

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2014.0729
          Security Updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat
                                14 May 2014

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Adobe Reader
                   Adobe Acrobat
Publisher:         Adobe
Operating System:  Windows
                   Mac OS
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Access Confidential Data        -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Reduced Security                -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-0529 CVE-2014-0528 CVE-2014-0527
                   CVE-2014-0526 CVE-2014-0525 CVE-2014-0524
                   CVE-2014-0523 CVE-2014-0522 CVE-2014-0521
                   CVE-2014-0512 CVE-2014-0511 

Original Bulletin: 
   http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb14-15.html

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Adobe Security Bulletin

Security Updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Release date: May 13, 2014

Vulnerability identifier: APSB14-15

Priority: See table below

CVE Numbers: CVE-2014-0511, CVE-2014-0512, CVE-2014-0521, CVE-2014-0522, 
CVE-2014-0523, CVE-2014-0524, CVE-2014-0525, CVE-2014-0526, CVE-2014-0527, 
CVE-2014-0528, CVE-2014-0529

Platform: Windows and Macintosh

Summary

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat XI (11.0.06) 
and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh. These updates address 
vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to 
take control of the affected system.

Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest 
versions:

- - Users of Adobe Reader XI (11.0.06) for Windows and Macintosh should update 
to Adobe Reader XI (11.0.07).
- - For users of Adobe Reader X (10.1.9) and earlier versions for Windows and 
Macintosh, who cannot update to Adobe Reader XI (11.0.07), Adobe has made 
available the update Adobe Reader X (10.1.10).
- - Users of Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.06) for Windows and Macintosh should update 
to Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.07).
- - For users of Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.9) and earlier versions for Windows and 
Macintosh, who cannot update to Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.07), Adobe has made 
available the update Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.10).

Affected software versions

- - Adobe Reader XI (11.0.06) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows and 
Macintosh
- - Adobe Reader X (10.1.9) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
- - Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.06) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows and 
Macintosh
- - Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.9) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh

Solution

Adobe recommends users update their software installations by following the 
instructions below:

Adobe Reader

Users on Windows and Macintosh can utilize the product's update mechanism. The 
default configuration is set to run automatic update checks on a regular 
schedule. Update checks can be manually activated by choosing Help > Check for 
Updates.

Adobe Reader users on Windows can also find the appropriate update here: 
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Windows

Adobe Reader users on Macintosh can also find the appropriate update here: 
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Macintosh

Adobe Acrobat

Users can utilize the product's update mechanism. The default configuration is 
set to run automatic update checks on a regular schedule. Update checks can be 
manually activated by choosing Help > Check for Updates.

Acrobat Standard and Pro users on Windows can also find the appropriate update 
here: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Windows

Acrobat Pro Extended users on Windows can also find the appropriate update 
here: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Windows

Acrobat Pro users on Macintosh can also find the appropriate update here: 
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Macintosh

Priority and severity ratings

Adobe categorizes these updates with the following priority ratings and 
recommends users update their installations to the newest versions:

Product		Updated Version	Platform		Priority rating
Adobe Reader	XI (11.0.07)	Windows and Macintosh	1
Adobe Reader	X (10.1.10)	Windows and Macintosh	1
Adobe Acrobat	XI (11.0.07)	Windows and Macintosh	1
Adobe Acrobat	X (10.1.10)	Windows and Macintosh	1

These updates address critical vulnerabilities in the software.

Details

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat XI (11.0.06) 
and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh. These updates address 
vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to 
take control of the affected system.

Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest 
versions:

- - Users of Adobe Reader XI (11.0.06) for Windows and Macintosh should update 
to Adobe Reader XI (11.0.07).
- - For users of Adobe Reader X (10.1.9) and earlier versions for Windows and 
Macintosh, who cannot update to Adobe Reader XI (11.0.07), Adobe has made 
available the update Adobe Reader X (10.1.10).
- - Users of Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.06) for Windows and Macintosh should update 
to Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.07).
- - For users of Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.9) and earlier versions for Windows and 
Macintosh, who cannot update to Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.07), Adobe has made 
available the update Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.10).

These updates resolve a heap overflow vulnerability that could lead to code 
execution (CVE-2014-0511).

These updates resolve an input validation error that could lead to a security 
bypass (CVE-2014-0512).

These updates resolve a vulnerability in the implementation of Javascript APIs 
that could lead to information disclosure (CVE-2014-0521).

These updates resolve memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to 
code execution (CVE-2014-0522, CVE-2014-0523, CVE-2014-0524, CVE-2014-0526).

These updates resolve a vulnerability in the way Reader handles certain API 
calls to unmapped memory that could lead to code execution (CVE-2014-0525).

These updates resolve a use-after-free vulnerability that could lead to code 
execution (CVE-2014-0527).

These updates resolve a double-free vulnerability that could lead to code 
execution (CVE-2014-0528).

These updates resolve a buffer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code 
execution (CVE-2014-0529).

Acknowledgments

Adobe would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for 
reporting the relevant issues and for working with Adobe to help protect our 
customers:

- - VUPEN working with HP’s Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2014-0511, CVE-2014-0512)
- - Gábor Molnár of Ukatemi (CVE-2014-0521)
- - Wei Lei and Wu Hongjun of Nanyang Technological University (CVE-2014-0522, 
CVE-2014-0524))
- - Wei Lei and Wu Hongjun of Nanyang Technological University working with 
Verisign iDefense Labs (CVE-2014-0523)
- - Yuki Chen of Trend Micro (CVE-2014-0525)
- - Pedro Ribeiro, Agile Information Security (CVE-2014-0526)
- - chkr_d591 working with HP’s Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2014-0527)
- - Sune Vuorela of Ange Optimization (CVE-2014-0528)
- - Venustech Active-Defense Lab (CVE-2014-0529)
- - Honglin Long (CVE-2014-0526)

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