Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 11.0.2 Service memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 11.0.2 (Document Reader Software). It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown functionality of the component Service. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The software 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. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 05/14/2013 by Mateusz Jurczyk and Gynvael Coldwind with Google Security Team as APSB13-15 as not defined advisory (Website). The advisory is available at The public release has been coordinated in cooperation with the vendor. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2013-3340 since 03/28/2013. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 66409 (Adobe Acrobat < 11.0.3 / 10.1.7 / 9.5.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB13-15)), 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 166265 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for Acrobat Reader (SUSE-SU-2013:0809-1)).

Upgrading to version 9.5.5, 10.1.7 or 11.0.03 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at The problem might be mitigated by replacing the product with Microsoft Silverlight, Java or Javascript as an alternative. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (84236) and Tenable (66409). is providing further details. The entries 7983, 7984, 8673 and 8675 are pretty similar.






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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 66409
Nessus Name: Adobe Acrobat < 11.0.3 / 10.1.7 / 9.5.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB13-15)
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OpenVAS ID: 803617
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Acrobat Multiple Unspecified Vulnerabilities -01 May13 (Mac OS X)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Acrobat Reader 9.5.5/10.1.7/11.0.03
Alternative: Microsoft Silverlight/Java/Javascript


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Advisory: APSB13-15
Researcher: Mateusz Jurczyk/Gynvael Coldwind
Organization: Google Security Team
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2013-3340 (🔍)

X-Force: 84236
Vulnerability Center: 39635 - [APSB13-15] Adobe Reader 11.0.02 Remote Code Execution due to Memory Corruption (CVE-2013-3340), Critical
SecurityFocus: 58398
Secunia: 53420 - Adobe Reader / Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 93351

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Created: 05/15/2013 10:40 AM
Updated: 05/11/2021 09:04 AM
Changes: 05/15/2013 10:40 AM (89), 10/15/2018 06:34 AM (7), 05/11/2021 08:59 AM (4), 05/11/2021 09:04 AM (1)
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