Adobe Acrobat and Reader CVE-2014-0546 Unspecified Security Bypass Vulnerability



Date Discovered

August 12, 2014


Adobe Acrobat and Reader are prone to an unspecified security-bypass vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to bypass certain security restrictions and perform unauthorized actions. The following products are affected: Adobe Acrobat XI (for Windows) 11.0.07 and 10.1.10 Adobe Reader XI (for Windows) 11.0.07 and 10.1.10

Technologies Affected

  • Adobe Acrobat (for Windows) 10.1.10
  • Adobe Acrobat (for Windows) 10.1.5
  • Adobe Acrobat (for Windows) 10.1.6
  • Adobe Acrobat (for Windows) 10.1.7
  • Adobe Acrobat (for Windows) 10.1.8
  • Adobe Acrobat (for Windows) 10.1.9
  • Adobe Acrobat (for Windows) 11.0.02
  • Adobe Acrobat (for Windows) 11.0.03
  • Adobe Acrobat (for Windows) 11.0.04
  • Adobe Acrobat (for Windows) 11.0.05
  • Adobe Acrobat (for Windows) 11.0.06
  • Adobe Acrobat (for Windows) 11.0.07
  • Adobe Acrobat (for Windows) 11.0.1
  • Adobe Reader (for Windows) 10.0.1
  • Adobe Reader (for Windows) 10.1.10
  • Adobe Reader (for Windows) 10.1.5
  • Adobe Reader (for Windows) 10.1.6
  • Adobe Reader (for Windows) 10.1.7
  • Adobe Reader (for Windows) 10.1.8
  • Adobe Reader (for Windows) 10.1.9
  • Adobe Reader (for Windows) 11.0.02
  • Adobe Reader (for Windows) 11.0.03
  • Adobe Reader (for Windows) 11.0.04
  • Adobe Reader (for Windows) 11.0.05
  • Adobe Reader (for Windows) 11.0.06
  • Adobe Reader (for Windows) 11.0.07


Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This includes but is not limited to requests that include NOP sleds and unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from a successful exploit.

Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources.
To limit exposure to these and other latent vulnerabilities, never handle files that originate from unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
To reduce the likelihood of attacks, never visit sites of questionable integrity or follow links provided by unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, run applications with the minimal amount of privileges required for functionality.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.



Costin Raiu and Vitaly Kamluk of Kaspersky Labs.

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