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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Reader and Acrobat Flaw in 'authplay.dll' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024660
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-3654   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 16 2010
Original Entry Date:  Oct 28 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9.4 and prior 9.x versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe Reader and Acrobat. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vulnerability resides in the 'authplay.dll' component.

This vulnerability is being actively exploited.

Adobe Reader and Acrobat version 8.x are not affected.

Adobe Reader for Android is not affected.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (9.4.1).

The vendor plans to issue the fix for UNIX on November 30, 2010.

The vendor's advisories are available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (macOS/OS X), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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