#VU10512 Out-of-bounds write in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader


Published: 2018-02-13

Vulnerability identifier: #VU10512

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-4918

CWE-ID: CWE-787

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 out-of-bounds write when handling malicious input. A remote attacker can trick the victim into opening a specially crafted .pdf file 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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