#VU57303 Out-of-bounds write in Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat


Published: 2021-10-12 | Updated: 2021-10-14

Vulnerability identifier: #VU57303

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-40731

CWE-ID: CWE-787

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Adobe

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing JPG2000 images inside a PDF file. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF file, trick the victim into opening it using the affected software, trigger an out-of-bounds write and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Reader: 2017.008.30051 - 2017.011.30202, 2020.001.30020 - 2020.013.20074

Adobe Acrobat: 2017.008.30051 - 2017.011.30202, 20.001.30020 - 20.013.20074


CPE

External links
http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb21-104.html
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-21-1163/


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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