Intrusion Prevention

Adobe.PDF.Reader.Browser.Control.Freed.Heap.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Memory Corruption vulnerability in Adobe PDF Reader Browser Control.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a HTML file containing maliciously crafted JavaScript. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the application, via a crafted HTML page.

Affected Products

Adobe Reader XI (11.0.06) and prior 11.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Reader X (10.1.9) and prior 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.06) and prior 11.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.9) and prior 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/reader/apsb14-15.html

CVE References

CVE-2014-0527