Remote code execution in Adobe Acrobat and Reader

Published: 2023-09-12
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2023-26369
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
Adobe Reader
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Adobe Acrobat
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor Adobe

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Out-of-bounds write

EUVDB-ID: #VU80642

Risk: Critical


CVE-ID: CVE-2023-26369

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

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing PDF. 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.

Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.


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Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Reader: 20.005.30331 - 2020.013.20074

Adobe Acrobat: 15.006.30306 - 23.003.20284

CPE2.3 External links

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