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Adobe security alert.

April 13, 2010

Advisory overview

Qualys Vulnerability R&D Lab has released new vulnerability checks in the Enterprise TruRisk Platform to protect organizations against 15 vulnerabilities that were fixed in 1 bulletins announced today by Adobe. Customers can immediately audit their networks for these and other new vulnerabilities by accessing their Qualys subscription. Visit Qualys Security Blog to prioritize remediation.

Non-Qualys customers can audit their network for these and other vulnerabilities by signing up for a Qualys Free Trial, or by trying Qualys Community Edition.

Vulnerability details

Adobe has released 1 security bulletins to fix newly discovered flaws in their software. Qualys has released the following checks for these new vulnerabilities:

  • Adobe Acrobat and Reader Security Vulnerabilities (APSB10-09)

    Critical 4
    Qualys ID
    Vendor Reference
    CVE Reference
    CVE-2010-0190, CVE-2010-0191, CVE-2010-0192, CVE-2010-0193, CVE-2010-0194, CVE-2010-0195, CVE-2010-0196, CVE-2010-0197, CVE-2010-0198, CVE-2010-0199, CVE-2010-0201, CVE-2010-0202, CVE-2010-0203, CVE-2010-0204, CVE-2010-1241
    CVSS Scores
    Base 9.3 / Temporal 7.7
    Adobe Reader and Acrobat are applications for handling PDF files.

    Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Adobe Reader and Acrobat.

    These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

    Adobe has released updates to resolve the following vulnerabilities:
    - Denial of Servlce vulnerabilities (CVE-2010-0192, CVE-2010-0193 and CVE-2010-0196)
    - Memory Corruption issues that could lead to code execution (CVE-2010-0194, CVE-2010-0197, CVE-2010-0201 and CVE-2010-0204)
    - Font Handling vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2010-0195)
    - Buffer Overflow vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2010-0198, CVE-2010-0199, CVE-2010-0202 and CVE-2010-0203)
    - Heap Based Overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2010-1241)

    Affected Versions:
    Reader 9.3.1 for Windows, Macintosh and Unix
    Acrobat 9.3.1 for Windows and Macintosh
    Reader 8.2.1 for Windows and Macintosh
    Acrobat 8.2.1 for Windows and Macintosh

    Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
    The vendor has released patches to resolve these issues. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader 9.3.1 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Unix update to Adobe Reader 9.3.2. For Adobe Reader users on Windows and Macintosh who cannot update to Adobe Reader 9.3.2, Adobe has provided the Adobe Reader 8.2.2 update. The patches are available for download at the Adobe Download/Update site.

    Refer to vendor advisory APSB10-09 to obtain additional details.

    The following are links for downloading patches to fix these vulnerabilities:

These new vulnerability checks are included in Qualys vulnerability signature 1.26.39-3. Each Qualys account is automatically updated with the latest vulnerability signatures as they become available. To view the vulnerability signature version in your account, from the Qualys Help menu, select the About tab.

Selective Scan Instructions Using Qualys

To perform a selective vulnerability scan, configure a scan profile to use the following options:

  1. Ensure access to TCP ports 135 and 139 are available.
  2. Enable Windows Authentication (specify Authentication Records).
  3. Enable the following Qualys IDs:
    • 117797
  4. If you would like the scan to return the Windows Hostname, also include QID 82044 and ensure access to UDP port 137 is available.
  5. If you would like to be notified if Qualys is unable to log on to a host (if Authentication fails), also include QID 105015.

In addition, prior to running a scan for these new vulnerabilities, you can estimate your exposure to these new threats by running the Risk Analysis Report, available from the Qualys Vulnerability Management Reports tab.

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