PDF attack

New PDF Attack Targets Aviation Defense Industry

FireEye reported today it had detected a new critical PDF attack targeting the aviation defense industry. Malware Page exploits a stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader. An attacker would be able to execute code remotely via a crafted argument to the getIcon method of a Collab object, according to the CVE alert.

The 2010 Threat Landscape

Costin Raiu, chief security expert at Kaspersky Lab in Romania, discusses the state of the threat landscape for the year ahead, including botnets, malicious PDFs and targeted attacks.

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