Vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat could allow Remote Code Execution (APSB13-22)

ITS Advisory Number: 
2013-087
Date(s) Issued: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Subject: 
Vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat could allow Remote Code Execution (APSB13-22)
Overview: 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat that could allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.  Adobe Reader is used for viewing, printing, signing and commenting on PDF documents and Adobe Acrobat is a family of application software developed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in PDF format.  Successful exploitation could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause denial-of-service conditions.

Systems Affected: 
  • Adobe Reader XI (11.0.03) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Reader X (10.1.7) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.03) and earlier 11.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.7) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
RISK
GOVERNMENT
Large and medium government entities: 
High
Small government entities: 
High
BUSINESS
Large and medium business entities: 
High
Small business entities: 
High
Home Users: 
High
Description: 

Adobe Reader and Acrobat are prone to multiple vulnerabilities that could allow for remote code execution. Details of these vulnerabilities are as follows:

Successful exploitation could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause denial-of-service conditions.

Actions: 
  • Install the updates provided by Adobe immediately after appropriate testing
  • Run all software as a non-privileged user (one without administrative privileges) to diminish the effects of a successful attack.
  • Remind users not to visit un-trusted websites or follow links provided by unknown or un-trusted sources.
  • Remind users not to open email attachments from unknown users or suspicious emails from trusted sources.
References: 
ADOBE:
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-22.html
CVE:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-3351
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-3352
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-3353
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-3354
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-3355
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-3356
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-3357
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-3358