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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Acrobat/Reader Memory Errors Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041471
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041471
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-12799, CVE-2018-12808   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 15 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Two 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 create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an out-of-bounds memory write error and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system [CVE-2018-12808].

A remote user can create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an untrusted pointer dereference and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system [CVE-2018-12799].

Abdul AzizHariri (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative) and Cybellum Technologies LTD 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 (DC Continuous 2018.011.20058; 2017.011.30099, 2015.006.30448).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb18-29.html

Vendor URL:  helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb18-29.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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