#VU26140 Use-after-free in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader

Published: 2020-03-17 | Updated: 2020-03-19

Vulnerability identifier: #VU26140

Vulnerability risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-3802


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 execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing form objects within XFA templates in PDF files. A remote unauthenticated attacker can create a specially crafted PDF file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger a use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

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Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Acrobat: 20.006.20034, 2015.006.30306 - 2015.006.30510, 2017.008.30051 - 2017.012.20098, 2018.011.20055, 15.006.30097 - 15.023.20053

Adobe Reader: 2017.008.30051 - 2017.012.20098, 2015.006.30306 - 2015.006.30510, 2020.006.20034, 2019.008.20071 - 2019.021.20061, 2018.009.20044 - 2018.011.20063, 15.006.30097 - 15.023.20053


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