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Adobe AcroPDF ActiveX Control Multiple Vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks version of AcroPDF ActiveX control

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by
arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities.

Description :

The remote host contains a version of the 'AcroPDF' ActiveX control
included with Adobe Reader and Acrobat.

The version of this ActiveX control on the remote host reportedly
exposes several methods that fail to handle malformed arguments. If
a possible hacker can trick a user on the affected host into visiting a
specially-crafted web page, he can leverage these issues to execute
arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's rights.

See also :

http://research.eeye.com/html/alerts/zeroday/20061128.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/453579/100/0/threaded
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/4751
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb06-20.html

Solution :

Either upgrade to Adobe Reader 8.0 or replace the version of
'AcroPDF.dll' as described in the vendor bulletin referenced above.

Network Security Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.0
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/I:P/A:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 21338

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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