Buffer Overrun in Adobe Acrobat
Reported July 26, 2000 by Shadow Penguin Security

VERSIONS AFFECTED

  • Acrobat Reader 3.0J, 4.0j, 4.05j for Windows95/98/NT/2000
Acrobat 3.0J, 4.0j, 4.05j for Windows95/98/NT/2000
  • Adobe Acrobat Business Tools for Windows95/98/NT/2000
  • Adobe Acrobat FillIn for Windows95/98/NT/2000
  • DESCRIPTION

    A buffer overrun will occur if excessive characters are stored within the Ordering or Regsitry data fields of a Portable Document File (PDF). The overrun allows arbitrary code to become executed on the desktop .

    DESCRIPTION

    Adobe issued a patch for the problem, which is available at the Acrobat download page.

    CREDIT
    Discovered by Shadow Penguin Security