Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 2018.009.20050 XPS Module TIFF Data out-of-bounds

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 2018.009.20050 (Document Reader Software). It has been classified as critical. Affected is an unknown code block of the component XPS Module. The manipulation as part of a TIFF Data leads to a out-of-bounds vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-125. The product reads data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 02/13/2018. The weakness was shared 02/13/2018 by Steven Seeley (riusksk) with Zero Day Initiative as APSB18-02 as confirmed security bulletin (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2018-4903 since 01/03/2018. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 106846 (Adobe Reader <= 2015.006.30394 / 2017.011.30070 / 2018.009.20050 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB18-02)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 370776 (Adobe Reader and Acrobat Multiple Security Vulnerabilities (APSB18-02)).

Upgrading to version 2015.006.30413, 2015.006.30416, 2017.011.30078 or 2018.011.20035 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (106846). The entries 113849, 113850, 113851 and 113852 are related to this item.







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Class: Out-of-bounds
CWE: CWE-125 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 106846
Nessus Name: Adobe Reader <= 2015.006.30394 / 2017.011.30070 / 2018.009.20050 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB18-02)
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OpenVAS ID: 63528
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Acrobat 2017 Multiple Vulnerabilities-apsb18-02 (Windows)
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Upgrade: Acrobat Reader 2015.006.30413/2015.006.30416/2017.011.30078 /2018.011.20035


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Advisory: APSB18-02
Researcher: Steven Seeley (riusksk)
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2018-4903 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1040364
SecurityFocus: 102996 - Adobe Acrobat and Reader APSB18-02 Out of Bounds Read Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

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Created: 02/27/2018 11:06 AM
Updated: 02/10/2023 02:45 PM
Changes: 02/27/2018 11:06 AM (64), 01/09/2020 07:14 AM (13), 02/10/2023 02:42 PM (3), 02/10/2023 02:45 PM (11)
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