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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Acrobat Reader Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Bypass Security Restrictions and Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037574
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037574
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-6937, CVE-2017-2939, CVE-2017-2940, CVE-2017-2941, CVE-2017-2942, CVE-2017-2943, CVE-2017-2944, CVE-2017-2945, CVE-2017-2946, CVE-2017-2947, CVE-2017-2948, CVE-2017-2949, CVE-2017-2950, CVE-2017-2951, CVE-2017-2952, CVE-2017-2953, CVE-2017-2954, CVE-2017-2955, CVE-2017-2956, CVE-2017-2957, CVE-2017-2958, CVE-2017-2959, CVE-2017-2960, CVE-2017-2961, CVE-2017-2962, CVE-2017-2963, CVE-2017-2964, CVE-2017-2965, CVE-2017-2966, CVE-2017-2967, CVE-2017-2970, CVE-2017-2971, CVE-2017-2972   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jan 24 2017
Original Entry Date:  Jan 10 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

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

A remote user can bypass security controls on the target system [CVE-2017-2947].

A remote user can create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

A type confusion error may occur [CVE-2017-2962].

A use-after-free memory error may occur [CVE-2017-2950, CVE-2017-2951, CVE-2017-2955, CVE-2017-2956, CVE-2017-2957, CVE-2017-2958, CVE-2017-2961].

A heap buffer overflow may occur [CVE-2017-2942, CVE-2017-2945, CVE-2017-2946, CVE-2017-2949, CVE-2017-2959, CVE-2017-2966, CVE-2017-2970, CVE-2017-2971, CVE-2017-2972].

A buffer overflow may occur [CVE-2017-2948, CVE-2017-2952].

A memory corruption error may occur [CVE-2017-2939, CVE-2017-2940, CVE-2017-2941, CVE-2017-2943, CVE-2017-2944, CVE-2017-2953, CVE-2017-2954, CVE-2017-2960, CVE-2017-2963, CVE-2017-2964, CVE-2017-2965, CVE-2017-2967].

Alex Infuhr of Cure53.de, Anonymous (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), Jaanus Kaap of Clarified Security, Ke Liu of Tencent's Xuanwu LAB, Ke Liu of Tencent's Xuanwu LAB (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), Nicolas Gregoire (Agarri) (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), Nicolas Gregoire - Agarri (via iDefense Vulnerability Contributor Program), Sebastian Apelt (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), Steven Seeley of Source Incite (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative) and Kushal Arvind Shah of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs, Wei Lei and Liu Yang of Nanyang Technological University and Anonymous (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), kdot (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), kelvinwang of Tencent PC Manager, and Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos 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.

A remote user can bypass security controls on the target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (11.0.19, 15.006.30279).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb17-01.html

Vendor URL:  helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb17-01.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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