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CVE-2010-2883

Impact: Critical
Public: 2010-09-08
Bugzilla: 632267: CVE-2010-2883 Acroread: Stack-based buffer overflow by processing certain fonts (APSA10-02)

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Stack-based buffer overflow in CoolType.dll in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x before 9.4, and 8.x before 8.2.5 on Windows and Mac OS X, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a PDF document with a long field in a Smart INdependent Glyphlets (SING) table in a TTF font, as exploited in the wild in September 2010. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2883 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.8
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary (v. 5) (acroread) RHSA-2010:0743 October 06, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 Extras (acroread) RHSA-2010:0743 October 06, 2010

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