Exp.CVE-2014-0546

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Discovered: August 22, 2014
Updated: August 25, 2014 8:33:25 AM
Type: Other
Systems Affected: Windows
CVE References: CVE-2014-0546

Exp.CVE-2014-0546 is a heuristic detection for files attempting to exploit the Adobe Acrobat and Reader CVE-2014-0546 Unspecified Security Bypass Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0546).

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 21, 2014 revision 020
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 21, 2014 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 21, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 21, 2014 revision 022

Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.


Technical Description

Exp.CVE-2014-0546 is a heuristic detection for files attempting to exploit the Adobe Acrobat and Reader CVE-2014-0546 Unspecified Security Bypass Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0546).

The following software versions are impacted by this issue:

  • Adobe Reader XI (11.0.08)
  • Adobe Reader X (10.1.11)
  • Adobe Acrobat XI (11.0.08)
  • Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.11)

Files that are detected as CVE-2014-0546 may be malicious. We suggest that you submit to Symantec Security Response any files that are detected as CVE-2014-0546. For instructions on how to do this using Scan and Deliver, read Submit Virus Samples .


Removal

You may have arrived at this page either because you have been alerted by your Symantec product about this risk, or you are concerned that your computer has been affected by this risk.

Before proceeding further we recommend that you run a full system scan . If that does not resolve the problem you can try one of the options available below.



FOR NORTON USERS
If you are a Norton product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


Removal Tool


If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resources provide further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.


FOR BUSINESS USERS
If you are a Symantec business product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


Identifying and submitting suspect files
Submitting suspicious files to Symantec allows us to ensure that our protection capabilities keep up with the ever-changing threat landscape. Submitted files are analyzed by Symantec Security Response and, where necessary, updated definitions are immediately distributed through LiveUpdate™ to all Symantec end points. This ensures that other computers nearby are protected from attack. The following resources may help in identifying suspicious files for submission to Symantec.


Removal Tool

If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resource provides further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.
Protecting your business network



MANUAL REMOVAL
The following instructions pertain to all current Symantec antivirus products.


1. Performing a full system scan
How to run a full system scan using your Symantec product


2. Restoring settings in the registry
Many risks make modifications to the registry, which could impact the functionality or performance of the compromised computer. While many of these modifications can be restored through various Windows components, it may be necessary to edit the registry. See in the Technical Details of this writeup for information about which registry keys were created or modified. Delete registry subkeys and entries created by the risk and return all modified registry entries to their previous values.