Adobe Acrobat Reader prior 9.0 denial of service

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in Adobe Acrobat Reader (Document Reader Software). This affects an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-404. The product does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. This is going to have an impact on availability. The summary by CVE is:

Unspecified vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x before 9.4, and 8.x before 8.2.5 on Windows and Mac OS X, allows attackers to cause a denial of service via unknown vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-3656.

The weakness was shared 10/06/2010 with Adobe (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2010-3657. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 49172 (Adobe Acrobat < 9.4 / 8.2.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-21)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows.

Upgrading to version 9.0 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (49172). The entries 54940, 54938, 54937 and 54936 are related to this item.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 49172
Nessus Name: Adobe Acrobat < 9.4 / 8.2.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB10-21)
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OpenVAS ID: 801524
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Acrobat and Reader Multiple Vulnerabilities -Oct10 (Windows)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Acrobat Reader 9.0


09/28/2010 🔍
10/05/2010 +7 days 🔍
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10/06/2010 +1 days 🔍
10/06/2010 +0 days 🔍
10/11/2010 +5 days 🔍
03/19/2015 +1620 days 🔍
09/26/2021 +2383 days 🔍



Advisory: RHSA-2010:0743
Organization: Adobe
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2010-3657 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 27555 - [APSB10-21] Adobe Reader and Acrobat Unspecified Vulnerability via Unspecified Vectors, Medium
SecurityFocus: 43744 - Adobe Acrobat and Reader CVE-2010-3657 Denial of Service Vulnerability
Secunia: 41340

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Created: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM
Updated: 09/26/2021 09:50 AM
Changes: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM (58), 03/07/2017 09:44 AM (9), 09/26/2021 09:47 AM (6), 09/26/2021 09:50 AM (2)
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