#VU56548 NULL pointer dereference in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader


Published: 2021-09-14

Vulnerability identifier: #VU56548

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-39860

CWE-ID: CWE-476

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 perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to a NULL pointer dereference error. A remote attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted file and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Acrobat: 20.001.30020 - 20.013.20074, 2017.008.30051 - 2017.011.30199

Adobe Reader: 2020.001.30020 - 2020.013.20074, 2017.008.30051 - 2017.011.30199


CPE

External links
http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb21-55.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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