CVE Database


Impact: Critical
Public: 2013-02-13
Bugzilla: 911099: CVE-2013-0640 CVE-2013-0641 acroread: Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code (APSB13-07)


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x before 9.5.4, 10.x before 10.1.6, and 11.x before 11.0.02 allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted PDF document, as exploited in the wild in February 2013.

Find out more about CVE-2013-0640 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue affects the version of Adobe Acroread as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. Updates will be released as soon as they are made generally available by Adobe.

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-2013:0551 February 21, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary version 6 (acroread) RHSA-2013:0551 February 21, 2013

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