Threat Description

Exploit: ​W32/PDFExploit.G


Category: Malware
Type: Exploit
Platform: W32
Aliases: Exploit:​Win32/Pidief.AX


A program or technique that takes advantage of a vulnerability to remotely access or attack a program, computer or server.


Automatic action

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Technical Details

Exploit:W32/PDFExploit.G is distributed in a maliciously-crafted PDF file and exploits a vulnerability (CVE-2010-0188) in Adobe Reader program to open a connection to a remote website.

For more information about the vulnerability, please see:


When the malicious PDF file is executed, a downloader is dropped on the computer and attempts to open a connection to:



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