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ESB-2014.2339 - [Win][OSX] Adobe Reader and Acrobat: Multiple vulnerabilities

Date: 10 December 2014

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2014.2339
          Security Updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat
                             10 December 2014

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Adobe Reader
                   Adobe Acrobat
Publisher:         Adobe
Operating System:  Windows
                   OS X
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Modify Arbitrary Files          -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Create Arbitrary Files          -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Access Confidential Data        -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Reduced Security                -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-9165 CVE-2014-9159 CVE-2014-9158
                   CVE-2014-9150 CVE-2014-8461 CVE-2014-8460
                   CVE-2014-8459 CVE-2014-8458 CVE-2014-8457
                   CVE-2014-8456 CVE-2014-8455 CVE-2014-8454
                   CVE-2014-8453 CVE-2014-8452 CVE-2014-8451
                   CVE-2014-8449 CVE-2014-8448 CVE-2014-8447
                   CVE-2014-8446 CVE-2014-8445 

Original Bulletin: 
   http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/reader/apsb14-28.html

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Adobe Security Bulletin

Security Updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Release date: December 9, 2014

Vulnerability identifier: APSB14-28

Priority: See table below

CVE numbers: CVE-2014-9165, CVE-2014-8445, CVE-2014-9150, CVE-2014-8446,
CVE-2014-8447, CVE-2014-8448, CVE-2014-8449, CVE-2014-8451, CVE-2014-8452,
CVE-2014-8453, CVE-2014-8454, CVE-2014-8455, CVE-2014-8456, CVE-2014-8457,
CVE-2014-8458, CVE-2014-8459, CVE-2014-8460, CVE-2014-8461, CVE-2014-9158,
CVE-2014-9159

Platform: Windows and Macintosh

Summary

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat for Windows
and Macintosh. These updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially
allow an attacker to take over the affected system.  Adobe recommends
users update their product installations to the latest versions:

    Users of Adobe Reader XI (11.0.09) and earlier versions should update
    to version 11.0.10.

    Users of Adobe Reader X (10.1.12) and earlier versions should update
    to version 10.1.13.

    Users of Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.09) and earlier versions should update
    to version 11.0.10.

    Users of Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.12) and earlier versions should update
    to version 10.1.13.


Affected software versions

    Adobe Reader XI (11.0.09) and earlier 11.x versions

    Adobe Reader X (10.1.12) and earlier 10.x versions

    Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.09) and earlier 11.x versions

    Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.12) and earlier 10.x versions

Solution

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

Adobe Reader

The product's default update mechanism 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 find the appropriate update here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Windows

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

Adobe Acrobat

The product's default update mechanism 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 find the appropriate update here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Windows

Acrobat Pro users on Macintosh can 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	11.0.10			Windows and 	1
					Macintosh
		10.1.13			Windows and 	1
					Macintosh

Adobe Acrobat	11.0.10			Windows and 	1
					Macintosh
		10.1.13			Windows and 	1
					Macintosh	

These updates address critical vulnerabilities in the software.

Details

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat for Windows
and Macintosh. These updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially
allow an attacker to take over the affected system.  Adobe recommends
users update their product installations to the latest versions:

    Users of Adobe Reader XI (11.0.09) and earlier versions should update
    to version 11.0.10.

    Users of Adobe Reader X (10.1.12) and earlier versions should update
    to version 10.1.13.

    Users of Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.09) and earlier versions should update
    to version 11.0.10.

    Users of Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.12) and earlier versions should update
    to version 10.1.13.

These updates resolve use-after-free vulnerabilities that could lead to
code execution (CVE-2014-8454, CVE-2014-8455, CVE-2014-9165).

These updates resolve heap-based buffer overflow vulnerabilities that
could lead to code execution (CVE-2014-8457, CVE-2014-8460, CVE-2014-9159).

These updates resolve an integer overflow vulnerability that could lead
to code execution (CVE-2014-8449).

These updates resolve memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to
code execution (CVE-2014-8445, CVE-2014-8446, CVE-2014-8447, CVE-2014-8456,
CVE-2014-8458, CVE-2014-8459, CVE-2014-8461, CVE-2014-9158).

These updates resolve a time-of-check time-of-use (TOCTOU) race condition
that could be exploited to allow arbitrary write access to the file system
(CVE-2014-9150).

These updates resolve an improper implementation of a Javascript API that
could lead to information disclosure (CVE-2014-8448, CVE-2014-8451).

These updates resolve a vulnerability in the handling of XML external
entities that could lead to information disclosure (CVE-2014-8452).

These updates resolve vulnerabilities that could be exploited to circumvent
the same-origin policy (CVE-2014-8453).

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:

    Alex Inf├╝hr of Cure53.de (CVE-2014-8451, CVE-2014-8452, CVE-2014-8453)

    Ashfaq Ansari of Payatu Technologies (CVE-2014-8446)

    Corbin Souffrant, Armin Buescher and Dan Caselden of FireEye
    (CVE-2014-8454)

    Jack Tang of Trend Micro (CVE-2014-8447)

    James Forshaw of Google Project Zero (CVE-2014-9150)

    lokihardt@asrt (CVE-2014-8448)

    Mateusz Jurczyk of Google Project Zero and Gynvael Coldwind of
    Google Security Team (CVE-2014-8455, CVE-2014-8456, CVE-2014-8457,
    CVE-2014-8458, CVE-2014-8459, CVE-2014-8460, CVE-2014-8461,
    CVE-2014-9158, CVE-2014-9159)

    Pedro Ribeiro of Agile Information Security (CVE-2014-8449)

    Wei Lei and Wu Hongjun of Nanyang Technological University
    (CVE-2014-8445, CVE-2014-9165)

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