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Naked ladies as bait, one more time

One of the much-discussed PDF file exploits is circulating in SEO poisoned links. We found it by following links that popped up from a search for “Vanessa Hudgens No Clothes.”

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The malcode takes advantage of a vulnerability in an out-of-date version of Adobe Reader (version 6.0) and it prompts a victim to download Java if it doesn’t find it on his machine. Adobe Reader 9.4, the current version, isn’t vulnerable.

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Clicking on the “Available Updates” pop-up window runs the exploit which then installs a downloader that can infect the victim with any one of a rogue’s gallery of malicious code.

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VIPRE detects it as Exploit.PDF-JS.Gen (v)

Thanks Patrick

Tom Kelchner