Rule Category

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.

Alert Message

FILE-PDF Adobe Acrobat Reader embedded font type max subroutine buffer overflow attempt

Rule Explanation

Heap-based buffer overflow in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 10.x before 10.1.13 and 11.x before 11.0.10 on Windows and OS X allows attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2014-8457 and CVE-2014-9159. Impact: CVSS base score 10.0 CVSS impact score 10.0 CVSS exploitability score 10.0 confidentialityImpact COMPLETE integrityImpact COMPLETE availabilityImpact COMPLETE Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Talos research team. This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology. For more information see [nvd].

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

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CVE

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Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2014-8460
Heap-based buffer overflow in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 10.x before 10.1.13 and 11.x before 11.0.10 on Windows and OS X allows attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2014-8457 and CVE-2014-9159.
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score10.0
Impact Score10.0 Exploit Score10.0
Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE Integrity ImpactCOMPLETE
Availability ImpactCOMPLETE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access