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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Acrobat/Reader Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Acrobat/Reader Insecure Library Loading Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041819
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041819
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-15976   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 9 2018
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe Acrobat/Reader. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can conduct a DLL hijacking attack to exploit an insecure library loading flaw and execute arbitrary commands on the target system with elevated privileges.

Kushal Arvind Shah of Fortinet's Fortiguard Labs reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (Adobe Technical Communications Suite 2019 Release).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/techcommsuite/apsb18-38.html

Vendor URL:  helpx.adobe.com/security/products/techcommsuite/apsb18-38.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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