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New Method Could Hide Malware In PDFs, No Further Exploits Needed

March 31st, 2010 03:47 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Trailrunner7 writes “A security researcher has managed to create a proof-of-concept PDF file that executes an embedded executable without exploiting any other security vulnerabilities. The PDF hack, when combined with clever social engineering techniques, could potentially allow code execution attacks if a user simply opens a rigged PDF file. With Adobe Reader, the only thing preventing execution is a warning. Disabling JavaScript will not prevent this.”

Source: New Method Could Hide Malware In PDFs, No Further Exploits Needed

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