Intrusion Prevention

Adobe.Reader.exclGroup.element.Handling.DoS

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Denial-Of-Service vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted PDF file. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to crash vulnerable systems, via a crafted PDF file.

Affected Products

Acrobat XI 11.0.11 and earlier versions Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat X 10.1.14 and earlier versions Windows and Macintosh
Reader XI 11.0.11 and earlier versions Windows and Macintosh
Reader X 10.1.14 and earlier versions Windows and Macintosh

Impact

Denial of Service: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Refer to the vendor's advisory for updates:
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/reader/apsb15-15.html

CVE References

CVE-2015-4443