Published Apr 22, 2011 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: PDF/Cve-2011-0611 (AhnLab) JS/Pdfka.V (Command) Exploit.SWF.CVE-2011-0611.s (Kaspersky) Exploit.CVE2011-0611 (VirusBuster) EXP/Pidief.awj.2 (Avira) Exploit.PDF.2177 (Dr.Web) Exploit-CVE2011-0611 (McAfee) Troj/SWFDrp-B (Sophos) Trojan.Pidief (Symantec) TROJ_PIDIEF.SMBD (Trend Micro)


Exploit:SWF/CVE-2011-0611.I is the detection for specially crafted Shockwave Flash (SWF) files that attempts to exploit a vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player that could lead to the execution of arbitrary code. The vulnerability is described in CVE-2011-0611 and Adobe Security Advisory APSA11-02.

To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may be installed on your computer, run a full-system scan with an appropriate, up-to-date, security solution. The following Microsoft products detect and remove this threat:

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Update vulnerable PDF applications

This threat exploits known vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Reader. After removing this threat, make sure that you install the updates available from the vendor. You can read more about these vulnerabilities in PDF documents, as well as where to download the software update from the following links:

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