Multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Reader



Published: 2021-10-12 | Updated: 2021-10-14
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 4
CVE-ID CVE-2021-40728
CVE-2021-40729
CVE-2021-40730
CVE-2021-40731
CWE-ID CWE-416
CWE-125
CWE-787
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Adobe Reader
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Adobe Acrobat
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor Adobe

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 4 vulnerabilities.

1) Use-after-free

EUVDB-ID: #VU57297

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-40728

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error when processing PDF files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger a use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code on the system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Reader: 2017.008.30051 - 2017.011.30202, 2021.001.20135 - 2021.007.20096, 2020.001.30020 - 2020.013.20074

Adobe Acrobat: 2017.008.30051 - 2017.011.30202, 2021.001.20135 - 2021.007.20096, 2020.001.30020 - 2020.013.20074


CPE2.3 External links

http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb21-104.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

2) Out-of-bounds read

EUVDB-ID: #VU57301

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-40729

CWE-ID: CWE-125 - Out-of-bounds Read

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary condition. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger out-of-bounds read error and read contents of memory on the system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Reader: 2017.008.30051 - 2017.011.30202, 2021.001.20135 - 2021.007.20096, 2020.001.30020 - 2020.013.20074

Adobe Acrobat: 2017.008.30051 - 2017.011.30202, 2021.001.20135 - 2021.007.20096, 2020.001.30020 - 2020.013.20074


CPE2.3 External links

http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb21-104.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

3) Use-after-free

EUVDB-ID: #VU57299

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-40730

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error when processing JPG2000 images inside a PDF files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger a use-after-free error and read contents of memory on the system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Reader: 2017.008.30051 - 2017.011.30202, 2021.001.20135 - 2021.007.20096, 2020.001.30020 - 2020.013.20074

Adobe Acrobat: 2017.008.30051 - 2017.011.30202, 2021.001.20135 - 2021.007.20096, 2020.001.30020 - 2020.013.20074


CPE2.3 External links

http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb21-104.html
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-21-1162/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

4) Out-of-bounds write

EUVDB-ID: #VU57303

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-40731

CWE-ID: CWE-787 - Out-of-bounds Write

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing JPG2000 images inside a PDF file. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF file, trick the victim into opening it using the affected software, trigger an out-of-bounds write and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Reader: 2017.008.30051 - 2017.011.30202, 2021.001.20135 - 2021.007.20096, 2020.001.30020 - 2020.013.20074

Adobe Acrobat: 2017.008.30051 - 2017.011.30202, 2021.001.20135 - 2021.007.20096, 2020.001.30020 - 2020.013.20074


CPE2.3 External links

http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb21-104.html
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-21-1163/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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