According to Symantec the first exploitation of the vulnerability was discovered on 2008-09-02.
Vulnerable component: Adobe Reader
CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C
CWE-ID: CWE-120 - Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow')
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
The weakness exists due to buffer overflow when parsing a malformed JBIG2 image stream. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted .pdf file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.
Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader - JBIG2 Local Buffer Overflow PoC (2) [Exploit-DB]
- Adobe - JBIG2Decode Memory Corruption (Metasploit) (1) [Exploit-DB]
- Adobe - JBIG2Decode Memory Corruption (Metasploit) (2) [Exploit-DB]