#VU10473 Heap-based buffer overflow in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader

Published: 2018-02-13

Vulnerability identifier: #VU10473

Vulnerability risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2018-4904


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Adobe Acrobat
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Adobe Reader
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor: Adobe

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The weakness exists due to heap-based buffer overflow when handling malicious input. A remote attacker can trick the victim into opening a specially crafted .pdf file, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in system compromise.

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Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Acrobat: 2015.006.30394, 2017.011.30070

Adobe Reader: 2017.011.30070, 2015.006.30394, 2018.009.20050


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