#VU45509 Buffer overflow in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader

Published: 2020-08-11 | Updated: 2020-08-11

Vulnerability identifier: #VU45509

Vulnerability risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-9700


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 PDF files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF document, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption 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: 20.001.30002 - 20.009.20074, 2018.011.20055, 2017.008.30051 - 2017.012.20098, 2015.006.30392 - 2015.006.30523

Adobe Reader: 2020.001.30002 - 2020.009.20074, 2019.008.20071 - 2019.021.20061, 2018.009.20044 - 2018.011.20063, 2017.008.30051 - 2017.012.20098, 2015.006.30355 - 2015.006.30523


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