FILE-PDF -- Snort has detected suspicious traffic related to a PDF file. PDFs are easily exploitable. They include many ways to encapsulate data and are often targeted by attackers, who use the PDF's household name status for social engineering. Therefore, Snort includes Many PDF-targeted rules.
FILE-PDF FreeType PostScript Type1 font parsing memory corruption attempt
Integer signedness error in psaux/t1decode.c in FreeType before 2.4.6, as used in CoreGraphics in Apple iOS before 4.2.9 and 4.3.x before 4.3.4 and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) via a crafted Type 1 font in a PDF document, as exploited in the wild in July 2011.
This rule alerts when an known exploit for certain FreeType library versions is detected.
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No known false positives
Cisco Talos Intelligence Group
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Memory Corruption is any vulnerability that allows the modification of the content of memory locations in a way not intended by the developer. Memory corruption results are inconsistent; they could lead to fatal errors and system crashes or data leakage; some have no effect at all.