#VU25145 Memory leak in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader

Published: 2020-02-11

Vulnerability identifier: #VU25145

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 4.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-3756


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 perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to memory leak when processing PDF files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF file, trick the victim into opening it and consume excessive memory resources on the system.

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Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Acrobat: 17.011.30102 - 17.011.30156

Adobe Reader: 2019.021.20047 - 2019.021.20061, 2017.008.30051 - 2017.011.30156, 2015.006.30505 - 2015.006.30508

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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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