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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                    ESB-2007.0001 -- [Win][UNIX/Linux]
            Adobe Reader browser plug-in cross domain violation
                              4 January 2007


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:              Adobe Reader 7.x and prior
                      Adobe Acrobat 7.x and prior
Publisher:            US-CERT
Operating System:     Windows
                      UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact:               Cross-site Scripting
Access:               Remote/Unauthenticated

Original Bulletin:    http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/815960

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US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#815960
Adobe Acrobat Plug-In cross domain violation


	The Adobe Acrobat Plug-In fails to properly validate user-supplied
	content, which may allow for cross-site scripting.

I. Description

	Adobe Acrobat Reader is software designed to view Portable Document
	Format (PDF) files. Adobe also distributes the Adobe Acrobat Plug-In
	to allow users to view PDF files inside of a web browser.

	The Adobe Acrobat Plug-In PDF Open Parameters feature allows users
	to specify actions to take on a PDF document via URI parameters.
	However, the Adobe Acrobat Plug-In fails to properly validate these
	URI parameters for scripting code. This allows user-supplied scripts
	to execute within the context of the web site hosting the PDF file
	causing a cross-site scripting vulnerability. More information about
	cross-site scripting is available in CERT Advisory CA-2000-02.

	Note that any website that hosts a PDF file may be leveraged to exploit
	this vulnerability.

II. Impact

	An attacker may be able to obtain sensitive data from a user that
	visits a web site hosting a PDF document. Depending on the nature of
	the web site, this data may include passwords, credit card numbers,
	and any arbitrary information provided by the user. Likewise,
	information stored in cookies could be stolen or corrupted.

III. Solution

	According to public reports, this vulnerability is addressed in Adobe
	Acrobat Reader 8.0. Limited testing seems to confirm these reports.

	Until it is possible to upgrade to a fixed version of the Adobe Acrobat
	Plug-In, the following workarounds will mitigate this vulnerability

	Disable displaying PDF documents in the web browser
	To prevent PDF documents from automatically being opened in a web

	   1. Open Adobe Acrobat Reader
	   2. Open the Edit menu
	   3. Choose the preferences option
	   4. Un-check the "Display PDF in browser" check box

	Disable JavaScript
	For instructions on how to disable JavaScript, please refer to the
	Securing Your Web Browser document.

Systems Affected

	Vendor     Status        Date Updated
	Adobe      Vulnerable    3-Jan-2007




	This vulnerability was discovered and reported by Stefano Di Paola
	and Giorgio Fedon.

	This document was written by Ryan Giobbi and Jeff Gennari.
	Other Information
	Date Public	01/03/2007
	Date First Published	01/03/2007 03:59:45 PM
	Date Last Updated	01/03/2007
	CERT Advisory	 
	CVE Name	 
	Metric	16.87
	Document Revision	28

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