#VU53925 Use-after-free in Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat

Published: 2021-06-08 | Updated: 2021-06-11

Vulnerability identifier: #VU53925

Vulnerability risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2021-28632


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability:

Vulnerable software:
Adobe Reader
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Adobe Acrobat
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor: Adobe


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise the affected system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary condition when processing AcroForm fields. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger a use-after-free error and compromise the affected system.

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Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Reader: 2020.001.30020 - 2020.013.20074, 2017.011.30156 - 2017.011.30196

Adobe Acrobat: 21.001.20135 - 21.001.20155, 20.001.30020 - 20.013.20074, 17.008.30051 - 17.011.30196

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