#VU59422 Use-after-free


Published: 2022-01-12

Vulnerability identifier: #VU59422

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-44710

CWE-ID: CWE-416

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

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 a use-after-free error when processing PDF files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger a use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code on the system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Acrobat: 2017.008.30051 - 2017.011.30204, 2015.006.30503 - 2015.006.30527, 2020.001.30020 - 2020.013.20074, 2021.001.20135 - 2021.007.20099

Adobe Reader: 2017.011.30156 - 2017.011.30204, 2015.006.30508 - 2015.006.30523, 2020.001.30020 - 2020.013.20074, 2021.001.20135 - 2021.007.20099


CPE

External links
http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb22-01.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.


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