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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Reader Flaws Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035199
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035199
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-1007, CVE-2016-1008, CVE-2016-1009   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 8 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Adobe Reader. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system [CVE-2016-1007, CVE-2016-1009].

A remote user can create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a flaw in the directory search path used to locate resources that may result in code execution [CVE-2016-1008].

AbdulAziz Hariri and Jasiel Spelman of HPE's Zero Day Initiative and Jaanus Kp of Clarified Security (via HPE's Zero Day Initiative) reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (11.0.15, 15.006.30121, 15.010.20060).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb16-09.html

Vendor URL:  helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb16-09.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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