ID CVE-2007-0044
Summary Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin before 8.0.0 for the Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera web browsers allows remote attackers to force the browser to make unauthorized requests to other web sites via a URL in the (1) FDF, (2) xml, and (3) xfdf AJAX request parameters, following the # (hash) character, aka "Universal CSRF and session riding."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0:-:professional
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0:-:professional
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0:-:standard
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0:-:standard
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.1:-:professional
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.1:-:professional
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.1:-:standard
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.1:-:standard
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.2:-:professional
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.2:-:professional
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.2:-:standard
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.2:-:standard
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.3:-:professional
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.3:-:professional
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.3:-:standard
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.3:-:standard
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.4:-:professional
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.4:-:professional
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.4:-:standard
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.4:-:standard
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.5:-:professional
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.5:-:professional
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.5:-:standard
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.5:-:standard
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.6:-:professional
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.6:-:professional
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.6:-:standard
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.6:-:standard
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.7:-:professional
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.7:-:professional
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.7:-:standard
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.7:-:standard
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.8:-:elements
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.8:-:elements
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.8:-:professional
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.8:-:professional
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.8:-:standard
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:7.0.8:-:standard
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_3d
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:6.0
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:6.0.1
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:6.0.2
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:6.0.3
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:6.0.4
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:6.0.5
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:7.0
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:7.0.1
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:7.0.2
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:7.0.3
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:7.0.4
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.5
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:7.0.5
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:7.0.6
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.7
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:7.0.7
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:7.0.8
CVSS
Base: 4.3 (as of 03-01-2007 - 17:04)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-352
CAPEC
  • JSON Hijacking (aka JavaScript Hijacking)
    An attacker targets a system that uses JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) as a transport mechanism between the client and the server (common in Web 2.0 systems using AJAX) to steal possibly confidential information transmitted from the server back to the client inside the JSON object by taking advantage of the loophole in the browser's Same Origin Policy that does not prohibit JavaScript from one website to be included and executed in the context of another website. An attacker gets the victim to visit his or her malicious page that contains a script tag whose source points to the vulnerable system with a URL that requests a response from the server containing a JSON object with possibly confidential information. The malicious page also contains malicious code to capture the JSON object returned by the server before any other processing on it can take place, typically by overriding the JavaScript function used to create new objects. This hook allows the malicious code to get access to the creation of each object and transmit the possibly sensitive contents of the captured JSON object to the attackers' server. There is nothing in the browser's security model to prevent the attackers' malicious JavaScript code (originating from attacker's domain) to set up an environment (as described above) to intercept a JSON object response (coming from the vulnerable target system's domain), read its contents and transmit to the attackers' controlled site. The same origin policy protects the domain object model (DOM), but not the JSON.
  • Cross-Domain Search Timing
    An attacker initiates cross domain HTTP / GET requests and times the server responses. The timing of these responses may leak important information on what is happening on the server. Browser's same origin policy prevents the attacker from directly reading the server responses (in the absence of any other weaknesses), but does not prevent the attacker from timing the responses to requests that the attacker issued cross domain. For GET requests an attacker could for instance leverage the "img" tag in conjunction with "onload() / onerror()" javascript events. For the POST requests, an attacker could leverage the "iframe" element and leverage the "onload()" event. There is nothing in the current browser security model that prevents an attacker to use these methods to time responses to the attackers' cross domain requests. The timing for these responses leaks information. For instance, if a victim has an active session with their online e-mail account, an attacker could issue search requests in the victim's mailbox. While the attacker is not able to view the responses, based on the timings of the responses, the attacker could ask yes / no questions as to the content of victim's e-mails, who the victim e-mailed, when, etc. This is but one example; There are other scenarios where an attacker could infer potentially sensitive information from cross domain requests by timing the responses while asking the right questions that leak information.
  • Cross Site Identification
    An attacker harvests identifying information about a victim via an active session that the victim's browser has with a social networking site. A victim may have the social networking site open in one tab or perhaps is simply using the "remember me" feature to keep his or her session with the social networking site active. An attacker induces a payload to execute in the victim's browser that transparently to the victim initiates a request to the social networking site (e.g., via available social network site APIs) to retrieve identifying information about a victim. While some of this information may be public, the attacker is able to harvest this information in context and may use it for further attacks on the user (e.g., spear phishing). In one example of an attack, an attacker may post a malicious posting that contains an image with an embedded link. The link actually requests identifying information from the social networking site. A victim who views the malicious posting in his or her browser will have sent identifying information to the attacker, as long as the victim had an active session with the social networking site. There are many other ways in which the attacker may get the payload to execute in the victim's browser mainly by finding a way to hide it in some reputable site that the victim visits. The attacker could also send the link to the victim in an e-mail and trick the victim into clicking on the link. This attack is basically a cross site request forgery attack with two main differences. First, there is no action that is performed on behalf of the user aside from harvesting information. So standard CSRF protection may not work in this situation. Second, what is important in this attack pattern is the nature of the data being harvested, which is identifying information that can be obtained and used in context. This real time harvesting of identifying information can be used as a prelude for launching real time targeted social engineering attacks on the victim.
  • Cross Site Request Forgery (aka Session Riding)
    An attacker crafts malicious web links and distributes them (via web pages, email, etc.), typically in a targeted manner, hoping to induce users to click on the link and execute the malicious action against some third-party application. If successful, the action embedded in the malicious link will be processed and accepted by the targeted application with the users' privilege level. This type of attack leverages the persistence and implicit trust placed in user session cookies by many web applications today. In such an architecture, once the user authenticates to an application and a session cookie is created on the user's system, all following transactions for that session are authenticated using that cookie including potential actions initiated by an attacker and simply "riding" the existing session cookie.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE PARTIAL NONE
exploit-db via4
description Adobe Reader 9.1.3 Plugin Open Parameters Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability. CVE-2007-0044. Remote exploit for linux platform
id EDB-ID:29383
last seen 2016-02-03
modified 2007-01-03
published 2007-01-03
reporter Stefano Di Paola
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/29383/
title Adobe Reader <= 9.1.3 Plugin Open Parameters Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
nessus via4
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-200701-16.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-16 (Adobe Acrobat Reader: Multiple vulnerabilities) Adobe Acrobat Reader in stand-alone mode is vulnerable to remote code execution via heap corruption when loading a specially crafted PDF file. The browser plugin released with Adobe Acrobat Reader (nppdf.so) does not properly handle URLs, and crashes if given a URL that is too long. The plugin does not correctly handle JavaScript, and executes JavaScript that is given as a GET variable to the URL of a PDF file. Lastly, the plugin does not properly handle the FDF, xml, xfdf AJAX request parameters following the # character in a URL, allowing for multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities. Impact : An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF file and execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running Adobe Acrobat Reader. An attacker could also entice a user to browse to a specially crafted URL and either crash the Adobe Acrobat Reader browser plugin, execute arbitrary JavaScript in the context of the user's browser, or inject arbitrary HTML or JavaScript into the document being viewed by the user. Note that users who have emerged Adobe Acrobat Reader with the 'nsplugin' USE flag disabled are not vulnerable to issues with the Adobe Acrobat Reader browser plugin. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-10
    plugin id 24252
    published 2007-01-26
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=24252
    title GLSA-200701-16 : Adobe Acrobat Reader: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id ADOBE_READER_709.NASL
    description The version of Adobe Reader installed on the remote host is earlier than 7.0.9 / 8.0 and is, therefore, reportedly affected by several security issues, including one that can lead to arbitrary code execution when processing a malicious PDF file.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 24002
    published 2007-01-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=24002
    title Adobe Reader < 6.0.6 / 7.0.9 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2008-0144.NASL
    description Updated acroread packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The Adobe Reader allows users to view and print documents in portable document format (PDF). Several flaws were found in the way Adobe Reader processed malformed PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file which could execute arbitrary code if opened by a victim. (CVE-2007-5659, CVE-2007-5663, CVE-2007-5666, CVE-2008-0726) A flaw was found in the way the Adobe Reader browser plug-in honored certain requests. A malicious PDF file could cause the browser to request an unauthorized URL, allowing for a cross-site request forgery attack. (CVE-2007-0044) A flaw was found in Adobe Reader's JavaScript API DOC.print function. A malicious PDF file could silently trigger non-interactive printing of the document, causing multiple copies to be printed without the users consent. (CVE-2008-0667) Additionally, this update fixes multiple unknown flaws in Adobe Reader. When the information regarding these flaws is made public by Adobe, it will be added to this advisory. (CVE-2008-0655) Note: Adobe have yet to release security fixed versions of Adobe 7. All users of Adobe Reader are, therefore, advised to install these updated packages. They contain Adobe Reader version 8.1.2, which is not vulnerable to these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-27
    plugin id 40715
    published 2009-08-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40715
    title RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : acroread (RHSA-2008:0144)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_ACROREAD-2506.NASL
    description The Adobe Acrobat Reader has been updated to version 7.0.9. This update also includes following security fixes : CVE-2006-5857: A memory corruption problem was fixed in Adobe Acrobat Reader can potentially lead to code execution. CVE-2007-0044: Universal Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) problems were fixed in the Acrobat Reader plugin which could be exploited by remote attackers to conduct CSRF attacks using any site that is providing PDFs. CVE-2007-0045: Cross site scripting problems in the Acrobat Reader plugin were fixed, which could be exploited by remote attackers to conduct XSS attacks against any site that is providing PDFs. CVE-2007-0046: A double free problem in the Acrobat Reader plugin was fixed which could be used by remote attackers to potentially execute arbitrary code. Note that all platforms using Adobe Reader currently have counter measures against such attack where it will just cause a controlled abort(). CVE-2007-0047 and CVE-2007-0048 affect only Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 27144
    published 2007-10-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=27144
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : acroread (acroread-2506)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_ACROREAD-2508.NASL
    description The Adobe Acrobat Reader has been updated to version 7.0.9. This update also includes following security fixes : - A memory corruption problem was fixed in Adobe Acrobat Reader can potentially lead to code execution. (CVE-2006-5857) - Universal cross-site request forgery (CSRF) problems were fixed in the Acrobat Reader plugin which could be exploited by remote attackers to conduct CSRF attacks using any site that is providing PDFs. (CVE-2007-0044) - Cross-site scripting problems in the Acrobat Reader plugin were fixed, which could be exploited by remote attackers to conduct XSS attacks against any site that is providing PDFs. (CVE-2007-0045) - A double free problem in the Acrobat Reader plugin was fixed which could be used by remote attackers to potentially execute arbitrary code. Note that all platforms using Adobe Reader currently have counter measures against such attack where it will just cause a controlled abort(). (CVE-2007-0046)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 29370
    published 2007-12-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=29370
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : acroread (ZYPP Patch Number 2508)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id ADOBE_ACROBAT_709.NASL
    description The version of Adobe Acrobat installed on the remote host is earlier than 6.0.6 / 7.0.9 / 8.0 and thus reportedly is affected by several security issues, including one that can lead to arbitrary code execution when processing a malicious PDF file.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-06-27
    plugin id 40798
    published 2009-08-28
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40798
    title Adobe Acrobat < 6.0.6 / 7.0.9 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_ACROREAD_JA-2545.NASL
    description The Adobe Acrobat Reader (Japanese version) has been updated to version 7.0.9. This update also includes following security fixes : - A memory corruption problem was fixed in Adobe Acrobat Reader can potentially lead to code execution. (CVE-2006-5857) - Universal cross-site request forgery (CSRF) problems were fixed in the Acrobat Reader plugin which could be exploited by remote attackers to conduct CSRF attacks using any site that is providing PDFs. (CVE-2007-0044) - Cross-site scripting problems in the Acrobat Reader plugin were fixed, which could be exploited by remote attackers to conduct XSS attacks against any site that is providing PDFs. (CVE-2007-0045) - A double free problem in the Acrobat Reader plugin was fixed which could be used by remote attackers to potentially execute arbitrary code. Note that all platforms using Adobe Reader currently have counter measures against such attack where it will just cause a controlled abort(). (CVE-2007-0046)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 29371
    published 2007-12-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=29371
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : acroread_ja (ZYPP Patch Number 2545)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE9_11433.NASL
    description The Adobe Acrobat Reader has been updated to version 7.0.9. For SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 this version now includes its own GLIB2, ATK, PANGO and GTK2 libraries, since Acroread 7.0.x requires a minimum level of GTK2 2.4. This update also includes following security fixes : - A memory corruption problem was fixed in Adobe Acrobat Reader can potentially lead to code execution. (CVE-2006-5857) - Universal cross-site request forgery (CSRF) problems were fixed in the Acrobat Reader plugin which could be exploited by remote attackers to conduct CSRF attacks using any site that is providing PDFs. (CVE-2007-0044) - Cross-site scripting problems in the Acrobat Reader plugin were fixed, which could be exploited by remote attackers to conduct XSS attacks against any site that is providing PDFs. (CVE-2007-0045) - A double free problem in the Acrobat Reader plugin was fixed which could be used by remote attackers to potentially execute arbitrary code. Note that all platforms using Adobe Reader currently have counter measures against such attack where it will just cause a controlled abort(). (CVE-2007-0046) - CVE-2007-0047 and CVE-2007-0048 affect only Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 41117
    published 2009-09-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41117
    title SuSE9 Security Update : acroread (YOU Patch Number 11433)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id ADOBE_PDF_PLUGIN_80.NASL
    description The version of Adobe PDF Plug-In installed on the remote host is earlier than 8.0 / 7.0.9 / 6.0.6 and reportedly fails to properly sanitize input to the 'FDF', 'XML', or 'XFDF' fields used by its 'Open Parameters' feature. By tricking a user into accessing a specially crafted link and depending on the browser with which the plugin is used, a remote attacker may be able to leverage these issues to conduct arbitrary code execution, denial of service, cross-site script forgery, or cross-site scripting attacks against a user on the remote host.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 23975
    published 2007-01-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=23975
    title Adobe PDF Plug-In < 8.0 / 7.0.9 / 6.0.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB07-01)
oval via4
accepted 2010-09-06T04:00:28.416-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
name Aharon Chernin
organization SCAP.com, LLC
description Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin before 8.0.0 for the Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera web browsers allows remote attackers to force the browser to make unauthorized requests to other web sites via a URL in the (1) FDF, (2) xml, and (3) xfdf AJAX request parameters, following the # (hash) character, aka "Universal CSRF and session riding."
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10042
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin before 8.0.0 for the Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera web browsers allows remote attackers to force the browser to make unauthorized requests to other web sites via a URL in the (1) FDF, (2) xml, and (3) xfdf AJAX request parameters, following the # (hash) character, aka "Universal CSRF and session riding."
version 6
redhat via4
advisories
rhsa
id RHSA-2008:0144
refmap via4
bid 21858
bugtraq 20070103 Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin - Multiple Vulnerabilities
gentoo GLSA-200701-16
misc
sectrack 1017469
secunia
  • 23812
  • 23882
  • 29065
sreason 2090
suse SUSE-SA:2007:011
vupen ADV-2007-0032
xf adobe-acrobat-pdf-csrf(31266)
Last major update 07-03-2011 - 21:48
Published 03-01-2007 - 16:28
Last modified 16-10-2018 - 12:30
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