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Aloaha PDF Suite Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Disclosed August 28, 2013    Zeroday : 771 days

Vulnerability Description:

Aloaha PDF Suite contains a buffer overflow vulnerability that is exploitable by a maliciously crafted PDF file. Remote attackers may specially craft a PDF to leverage this vulnerability in order to gain arbitrary code execution in the context of the currently logged on user.


Aloaha Software

Vulnerable Software/Devices:

Aloaha PDF Suite v5.0.0.7 and possibly earlier versions

Vulnerability Severity:


Exploit Availability:

Publicly Available

Exploit Impact:

Remote Code Execution
Exploitation of these vulnerabilities is possible through the use of methods like phishing attacks, where an attacker convinces a user to open a maliciously crafted attachment with a vulnerable program. Remote attackers who successfully exploit this vulnerability will be able to execute code on the vulnerable system with the same rights as the currently logged on user.

BeyondTrust Prevention and Detection:

BeyondTrust's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.
  • 30597 - Aloaha PDF Suite Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (20130828) (Zero-Day)


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