#VU10478 Use-after-free error in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader


Published: 2018-02-13

Vulnerability identifier: #VU10478

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-4902

CWE-ID: CWE-416

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Adobe

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

The weakness exists due to use-after-free error 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.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Acrobat: 2015.006.30394, 2017.011.30070

Adobe Reader: 2017.011.30070, 2015.006.30394, 2018.009.20050


CPE

External links
http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb18-02.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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