#VU25146 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader


Published: 2020-02-11

Vulnerability identifier: #VU25146

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-3762

CWE-ID: CWE-264

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 compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to an error when processing PDF files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF file, trick the victim into opening it and overwrite arbitrary files on the system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

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


External links
http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb20-05.html


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.


Latest bulletins with this vulnerability