Aliases: CVE_2010_0188.A (Norman) EXP/Pidief.dkm (Avira) Exploit.JS.PDF.FD (BitDefender) Exploit.JS.Pdfka.ggc (Kaspersky) Exploit.PDF (Ikarus) Exploit.PDF.3048 (Dr.Web) Exploit-PDF!Blacole.o (McAfee) JS/Exploit.Pdfka.PUS (ESET) JS/Pdfka.HD (Command) PDF/Dropper (AhnLab) Troj/PDFJs-AAS (Sophos)
- Win32/Zegost (for example, Backdoor:Win32/Zegost.F)
The following versions of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader are vulnerable to this exploit:
- Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader earlier than 8.2.1
- Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader earlier than 9.3.1
Install updates to prevent infection
This malware exploits known vulnerabilities.
You should always install the latest updates available from Adobe to prevent reinfection from this threat, and possible infection from other threats.
Download updates for Adobe products from the following link:
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:
Update vulnerable PDF applications
This threat exploits known vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe 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: