#VU10490 Privilege escalation in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader

Published: 2018-02-13

Vulnerability identifier: #VU10490

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-4872


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 gain elevated privileges on the target system.

The weakness exists due to improper privileges and access controls. A remote attacker can trick the victim into opening a specially crafted .pdf file, bypass security restrictions and execute arbitrary code with root or system privileges.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in system compromise.

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Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Acrobat: 15.006.30394, 17.011.30070

Adobe Reader: 2017.011.30070, 2015.006.30394, 2018.009.20050

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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