#VU59425 Improper access control


Published: 2022-01-11

Vulnerability identifier: #VU59425

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-44702

CWE-ID: CWE-284

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 gain unauthorized access to otherwise restricted functionality.

The vulnerability exists due to improper access restrictions. A remote attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted PDF file, bypass implemented security restrictions and gain access to sensitive information.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

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

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


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.


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