Adobe Reader X vulnerable to sandbox bypass


Adobe Reader X contains a vulnerability which may allow the sandbox to be bypassed.

Yuji Ukai of Fourteenforty Research Institute, Inc. reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 2.6 (Low) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: High
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: None
  • Integrity Impact: Partial
  • Availability Impact: None
Affected Products

Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • Adobe Reader versions prior to 10.1.2 (for Windows)


Arbitrary process using arbitrary arguments may be executed with the privileges of the user.

[Update the software and apply MS13-005]
Update to the latest version of Adobe Reader X and make sure that the Microsoft Patch MS13-005 is applied.
Vendor Information

Adobe Systems, Inc.
CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. No Mapping(CWE-Other) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)


  1. JVN : JVN#24560784
  2. Related document : FFRRA-20130603 (in Japanese)
Revision History

  • [2013/05/31]
      Web page was published