September 16th, 2006 07:28 PM
Hacker Finds Multiple PDF Backdoors
Via Slashdot: http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?si...39205&from=rss
Via EWeek: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2016606,00.asp
This article will give two practical examples of how Adobe Professional and Adobe Reader can be backdoored. There are 7 or more points where an attacker can launch malicious code. Both of the attacks discussed below are attached to the “Page Open” event
September 18th, 2006 03:42 AM
Isnt this about exploiting a feature for bad reasons/uses or am did I read it wrong? I didn't see any 'backdoors' in here either.
September 18th, 2006 03:43 PM
EDIT: woops posted in the wrong thread. Nothing to see here, move along
September 18th, 2006 03:55 PM
I'd have to agree with Soda that I don't quite see the backdoor here... I suppose in a very out-dated sense of the word, it would make slighly more sense...
The question here is how is any of this malicious...
1) You tell a pdf to open a webpage it opens a webpage
Also the Windows RUN command has a vulnerability... if you type in an URL it will open it in a browser window..
I looked this guys blog over... I don't see anything that impresses me.. and eWeek picks up and publishes anything and everything...
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