Adobe Acrobat 8.1.1/8.1.2 memory corruption

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A vulnerability has been found in Adobe Acrobat 8.1.1/8.1.2 (Document Reader Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. As an impact it is known to affect integrity.

The bug was discovered 11/04/2008. The weakness was shared 11/05/2008 with Adobe (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2008-4816 since 10/31/2008. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 40802 (Adobe Acrobat < 8.1.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 116027 (Adobe Acrobat/Reader "util.printf()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (APSB08-19)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (46336) and Tenable (40802). The entries 3863, 42639, 45323 and 44870 are related to this item.







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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.8

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 40802
Nessus Name: Adobe Acrobat < 8.1.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 800051
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Reader/Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities - Nov08 (Linux)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Organization: Adobe
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2008-4816 (🔍)
X-Force: 46336
SecurityTracker: 1021140
Vulnerability Center: 19944 - Adobe Reader <8.1.3 on Windows Download Manager Remote Internet Security Options Manipulation, Medium
SecurityFocus: 32103 - NOS Microsystems getPlus Download Manager Unauthorized Access Vulnerability
Secunia: 32872
OSVDB: 50243 - CVE-2008-4816 - Adobe - Download Manager - Unspecified Issue
Vupen: ADV-2008-3001

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Created: 03/17/2015 04:11 PM
Updated: 08/20/2019 12:21 PM
Changes: 03/17/2015 04:11 PM (68), 08/20/2019 12:21 PM (16)
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