#VU6151 Arbitrary code execution in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader

Published: 2020-03-18

Vulnerability identifier: #VU6151

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 9.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2010-0188


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

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

Vendor: Adobe

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain elevated privileges on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper permissions control. A remote attacker can gain elevated privileges, cause the target application to crash or even execute arbitrary code.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in arbitrary code execution.

Update Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat 8.x to version 8.2.1.
Update Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat 9.x to version 9.3.1.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Acrobat: 9.0 - 9.3.1, 8.0 - 8.2.1

Adobe Reader: 9.0 - 9.3.1, 8.0 - 8.2.1

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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?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.

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