#VU48120 Out-of-bounds write in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader

Published: 2020-11-03 | Updated: 2020-11-10

Vulnerability identifier: #VU48120

Vulnerability risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-24436


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 file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger an out-of-bounds write 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 - 20.012.20048, 2015.006.30306 - 2015.006.30504, 2017.008.30051 - 2017.012.20098, 2018.011.20055

Adobe Reader: 2020.001.30002 - 2020.012.20048, 2019.008.20071 - 2019.021.20061, 2015.006.30306 - 2015.006.30527, 2017.008.30051 - 2017.012.20098, 2018.009.20044 - 2018.011.20063


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