[Full-disclosure] Secunia Research: Adobe Illustrator Encapsulated Postscript Parsing Vulnerability



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Secunia Research 08/01/2010

- Adobe Illustrator Encapsulated Postscript Parsing Vulnerability -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software

* Adobe Illustrator 14.0.0.

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity

Rating: Highly critical
Impact: System access
Where: From remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software

"Adobe Illustrator CS4 software is a comprehensive vector graphics
environment with new transparency in gradients and multiple artboards
that invite you to explore more efficient ways to design.".

Product Link:
http://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Adobe Illustrator,
which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's
system.

The vulnerability is caused by a boundary error when parsing certain
content in Encapsulated Postscript files. This can be exploited to
cause a buffer overflow via a specially crafted file.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

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5) Solution

The vendor has issued patches to fix the vulnerability.

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6) Time Table

14/12/2009 - Vendor notified.
14/12/2009 - Vendor response.
08/01/2010 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits

Discovered by Dyon Balding, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned
CVE-2009-3952 for the vulnerability.

Adobe:
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-01.html

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10) Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2009-58/

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