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10 Most Vulnerable Software Apps of 2009

Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader

Vulnerabilities that allow attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors. Buffer overflow in Adobe Reader 9.0 and earlier, and Acrobat 9.0 and earlier, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted PDF document, related to a non-JavaScript function call and possibly an embedded JBIG2 image stream, as exploited in the wild in February 2009 by Trojan.Pidief.E. allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via (1) a crafted Flash application in a .pdf file or (2) a crafted .swf file, related to authplay.dll, as exploited in the wild in July 2009.

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