ID CVE-2009-1862
Summary Unspecified vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x through 9.1.2, and Adobe Flash Player 9.x through 9.0.159.0 and 10.x through 10.0.22.87, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via (1) a crafted Flash application in a .pdf file or (2) a crafted .swf file, related to authplay.dll, as exploited in the wild in July 2009. Per: http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/259425 "Adobe Flash is a widely deployed multimedia platform typically used to provide content in web sites. Adobe Flash Player, Reader, Acrobat, and other Adobe products include Flash support. Adobe Flash Player contains a code execution vulnerability. An attacker may be able to trigger this vulnerability by convincing a user to open a specially crafted Flash (SWF) file. The SWF file could be hosted or embedded in a web page or contained in a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. If an attacker can take control of a website or web server, trusted sites may exploit this vulnerability. This vulnerability affects Adobe Flash versions 9.0.159.0 and 10.0.22.87 and earlier 9.x and 10.x versions. Adobe Reader 9, Acrobat 9, and other Adobe products (including Photoshop CS3, PhotoShop Lightroom, Freehand MX, Fireworks) provide Flash support independent of Flash Player. As of 2009-07-22, Adobe Reader 9.1.2 includes Flash 9.0.155.0, which is likely vulnerable to issues addressed by Flash 9.0.159.0"
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:9.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:9.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:9.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:9.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:9.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:9.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:9.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:9.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:9.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:9.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:9.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:9.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:9.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:9.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:9.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:9.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.18d60:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.18d60:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.20.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.20.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.28:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.28:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.28.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.28.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.31:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.31:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.31.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.31.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.45.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.45.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.47.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.47.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.48.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.48.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.112.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.112.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.114.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.114.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.115.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.115.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.124.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.124.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.155.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.155.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.159.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.0.159.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.125.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:9.125.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:10.0.0.584:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:10.0.0.584:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:10.0.12.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:10.0.12.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:10.0.12.36:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:10.0.12.36:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:10.0.22.87:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:10.0.22.87:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 16-09-2009 - 05:31)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-94
CAPEC
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Manipulating User-Controlled Variables
    This attack targets user controlled variables (DEBUG=1, PHP Globals, and So Forth). An attacker can override environment variables leveraging user-supplied, untrusted query variables directly used on the application server without any data sanitization. In extreme cases, the attacker can change variables controlling the business logic of the application. For instance, in languages like PHP, a number of poorly set default configurations may allow the user to override variables.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
refmap via4
apple
  • APPLE-SA-2009-09-10-1
  • APPLE-SA-2009-09-10-2
bid 35759
cert-vn VU#259425
confirm
gentoo GLSA-200908-04
misc
secunia
  • 36193
  • 36374
  • 36701
sunalert 266108
saint via4
bid 35759
description Adobe Flash Player authplay.dll vulnerability
id misc_flash
osvdb 56282
title flash_authplay
type client
Last major update 16-09-2009 - 05:31
Published 23-07-2009 - 20:30
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