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Web Attack: CoolPDF Reader CVE-2012-4914

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 attempts to exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in CoolPDF Reader which may result in remote code execution.

Additional Information

CoolPDF is a PDF reader application.

The application is prone to a remote buffer-overflow vulnerability because it fails to perform adequate checks on user-supplied input. Specifically, this issue occurs when processing a specially crafted stream in a PDF file.

Successfully exploiting this issue may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the application. Failed attacks will cause denial-of-service conditions.


  • CoolPDF is vulnerable; other versions may also be affected.
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