VDB-51850 · CVE-2010-0186 · BID 38198

Adobe Acrobat Reader prior 9.0 denial of service

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Adobe Acrobat Reader (Document Reader Software). This vulnerability affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-404. The program does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Cross-domain vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player before, Adobe AIR before, and Adobe Reader and Acrobat 8.x before 8.2.1 and 9.x before 9.3.1 allows remote attackers to bypass intended sandbox restrictions and make cross-domain requests via unspecified vectors.

The weakness was published 02/11/2010 (Website). The advisory is available at adobe.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2010-0186 since 01/06/2010. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 44595 (Adobe AIR < Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-06)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 116893 (Adobe Acrobat and Reader Security Vulnerabilities (APSB10-07)).

Upgrading to version 9.0 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityTracker (ID 1023585), Vulnerability Center (SBV-24832) and Tenable (44595). Similar entries are available at 51916 and 51851.






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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 44595
Nessus Name: Adobe AIR < Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-06)
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OpenVAS ID: 66848
OpenVAS Name: FreeBSD Ports: linux-flashplugin
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Acrobat Reader 9.0


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Vendor: adobe.com

Advisory: adobe.com
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2010-0186 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1023585 - Adobe Flash Player Flaw Lets Remote Users Issue Cross-Domain Requests
Vulnerability Center: 24832 - [APSB10-06] [APSB10-07] Adobe Flash Player and AIR Cross-Domain Scripting Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 38198
Secunia: 38547 - Adobe Flash Player Domain Sandbox Bypass Vulnerability, Moderately Critical
OSVDB: 62300 - Adobe Flash Player Cross-domain Sandbox Restriction Bypass
Vupen: ADV-2010-1481

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Created: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM
Updated: 09/02/2021 09:42 AM
Changes: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM (67), 02/21/2017 08:01 AM (15), 09/02/2021 09:42 AM (3)
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