Zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Reader

Stack-based buffer overflow

According to Symantec the first exploitation of the vulnerability was detected on 2008-12-14.

Known malware:

Trojan horse Exploit_c.JLU (AVG)
Exploit.PDF.1533 (Dr.Web)
Exploit.PDF-JS.Gen(Sunbelt Software)
Bloodhound.Exploit.357 (Symantec).

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2010090802 - Remote code execution in Adobe Reader

Vulnerable component: Adobe Reader

CVE-ID: CVE-2010-2883

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to boundary error when handling specially crafted fonts within PDF document. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF document, trick the victim into opening it, cause stack-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on vulnerable system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in compromise of vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited.

Public Exploits: