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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Acrobat/Reader Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040364
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040364
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-4872, CVE-2018-4879, CVE-2018-4880, CVE-2018-4881, CVE-2018-4882, CVE-2018-4883, CVE-2018-4884, CVE-2018-4885, CVE-2018-4886, CVE-2018-4887, CVE-2018-4888, CVE-2018-4889, CVE-2018-4890, CVE-2018-4891, CVE-2018-4892, CVE-2018-4893, CVE-2018-4894, CVE-2018-4895, CVE-2018-4896, CVE-2018-4897, CVE-2018-4898, CVE-2018-4899, CVE-2018-4900, CVE-2018-4901, CVE-2018-4902, CVE-2018-4903, CVE-2018-4904, CVE-2018-4905, CVE-2018-4906, CVE-2018-4907, CVE-2018-4908, CVE-2018-4909, CVE-2018-4910, CVE-2018-4911, CVE-2018-4912, CVE-2018-4913, CVE-2018-4914, CVE-2018-4915, CVE-2018-4916, CVE-2018-4917, CVE-2018-4918   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 13 2018
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 user can bypass security controls on the target system.

A user can bypass security controls on the target system to gain elevated privileges [CVE-2018-4872]. [Editor's note: The advisory did not indicate the attack vector.]

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 heap overflow may occur [CVE-2018-4890, CVE-2018-4904, CVE-2018-4910, CVE-2018-4917].

A use-after-free memory error may occur [CVE-2018-4888, CVE-2018-4892, CVE-2018-4902, CVE-2018-4911,CVE-2018-4913].

An out-of-bounds memory write error may occur [CVE-2018-4879, CVE-2018-4895, CVE-2018-4898, CVE-2018-4901, CVE-2018-4915, CVE-2018-4916, CVE-2018-4918].

An out-of-bounds memory read error may occur [CVE-2018-4880, CVE-2018-4881, CVE-2018-4882, CVE-2018-4883, CVE-2018-4884, CVE-2018-4885, CVE-2018-4886, CVE-2018-4887, CVE-2018-4889, CVE-2018-4891, CVE-2018-4893, CVE-2018-4894, CVE-2018-4896, CVE-2018-4897, CVE-2018-4899, CVE-2018-4900, CVE-2018-4903, CVE-2018-4905, CVE-2018-4906, CVE-2018-4907, CVE-2018-4908, CVE-2018-4909, CVE-2018-4912, CVE-2018-4914].

Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos, an anonymous researcher (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), Gal De Leon, Jaanus Kp of Clarified Security (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative, Ke Liu of Tencent's Xuanwu LAB (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), willJ of Tencent PC Manager (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), Lin Wang (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), Steven Seeley of Source Incite (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), Sebastian Apelt siberas (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), Xupeng, and riusksk of TencentSecurity Platform Department(via Trend Micro'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.

A user can gain elevated privileges on the target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2015.006.30413 [Windows], 2015.006.30416 [Mac], 2017.011.30078, 2018.011.20035).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb18-02.html

Vendor URL:  helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb18-02.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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