Adobe Acrobat Reader prior 9.0 resource management

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A vulnerability has been found in Adobe Acrobat Reader (Document Reader Software) and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 06/30/2010 by Nicolas Joly with VUPEN (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2010-2201 since 06/08/2010. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

It is possible to download the exploit at It is declared as proof-of-concept. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 47164 (Adobe Acrobat < 9.3.3 / 8.2.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-15)), 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 165597 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update Acrobat Reader (SUSE-SA:2010:029)).

Upgrading to version 9.0 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 Tenable (47164) and Exploit-DB (14982). See 53889, 53888, 53887 and 53886 for similar entries.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.6

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 47164
Nessus Name: Adobe Acrobat < 9.3.3 / 8.2.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-15)
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OpenVAS ID: 801365
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Acrobat and Reader Multiple Vulnerabilities -July10 (Windows)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Acrobat Reader 9.0
Suricata ID: 2011499
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Researcher: Nicolas Joly
Organization: VUPEN
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2010-2201 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1024159
Vulnerability Center: 26304 - [APSB10-15] Adobe Acrobat on MacOS X and Windows \x27pushstring\x27 \x26 \x27debugfile\x27 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 41237 - Adobe Acrobat and Reader 'pushstring' and 'debugfile' Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Secunia: 40034
Vupen: ADV-2010-1636

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Created: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 09/18/2021 10:05 PM
Changes: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM (73), 10/16/2018 09:07 AM (18), 09/18/2021 10:05 PM (3)
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