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HTTP Adobe Malformed PDF DoS

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.


This signature detects attempt to exploit Unspecified Remote Denial Of Service Vulnerability in Adobe PDF Reader.

Additional Information

The Adobe Acrobat Reader package is a PDF file reader available for multiple platforms.

Acrobat Reader is prone to a remote denial-of-service vulnerability. The cause of this issue is unknown. This issue can be triggered by opening a specially crafted PDF file.

Few details regarding this vulnerability are available; we will update this BID when more information emerges.

Exploiting this issue allows remote attackers to crash the application and trigger denial-of-service conditions, denying further service to legitimate users. Given the nature of this issue, code execution may be possible, but this has not been confirmed.

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