Intrusion Prevention

Adobe.Reader.TrueType.Font.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Memory Corruption vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted PDF file with an embedded malformed TrueType Font. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to cause a denial of service of the application or a potential arbitrary code execution.

Affected Products

Adobe Reader X (10.1.3) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Reader 9.5.1 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.3) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Acrobat 9.5.1 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-16.html

CVE References

CVE-2012-4157