#VU54713 Insecure DLL loading in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader


Published: 2021-07-13

Vulnerability identifier: #VU54713

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-28636

CWE-ID: CWE-427

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Adobe

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to the application loads DLL libraries in an insecure manner. A remote attacker can place a specially crafted .dll file on a remote SMB fileshare, trick the victim into opening a file, associated with the vulnerable application, and execute arbitrary code on victim's system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Acrobat: 20.001.30020 - 20.013.20074, 2017.008.30051 - 2017.011.30197

Adobe Reader: 2020.001.30020 - 2020.013.20074, 2017.011.30156 - 2017.011.30197


CPE

External links
http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb21-51.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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