#VU48124 Improper access control in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader

Published: 2020-11-03

Vulnerability identifier: #VU48124

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-24433


Exploitation vector: Local

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 local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper access restrictions. A local user can bypass implemented security restrictions and elevate privileges on the system.

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Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Acrobat: 20.001.30002 - 20.012.20048, 15.006.30306 - 15.006.30504, 17.008.30051 - 17.012.20098

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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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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