Adobe Acrobat Reader null pointer dereference

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 2015.006.30418/2017.011.30080/2018.011.20040 (Document Reader Software). It has been classified as critical. Affected is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a null pointer dereference vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-476. A NULL pointer dereference occurs when the application dereferences a pointer that it expects to be valid, but is NULL, typically causing a crash or exit. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 07/10/2018. The weakness was presented 07/10/2018 by Aleksandar Nikolic with Zero Day Initiative as APSB18-21 as confirmed security bulletin (Website). The advisory is shared for download at helpx.adobe.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2018-5012 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. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 111009 (Adobe Acrobat < 15.006.30434 / 17.011.30096 / 18.011.20055 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB18-21) (macOS)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks and running in the context l.

Upgrading to version 2015.006.30434, 2017.011.30096 or 2018.011.20055 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (111009), SecurityFocus (BID 104701†) and SecurityTracker (ID 1041250†). Further details are available at zdnet.com.

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Class: Null pointer dereference
CWE: CWE-476 / CWE-404
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Nessus ID: 111009
Nessus Name: Adobe Acrobat < 15.006.30434 / 17.011.30096 / 18.011.20055 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB18-21) (macOS)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Acrobat Reader 2015.006.30434/2017.011.30096/2018.011.20055

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Sourcesinfo

Vendor: adobe.com

Advisory: APSB18-21
Researcher: Aleksandar Nikolic
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2018-5012 (🔍)
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SecurityFocus: 104701 - Adobe Acrobat and Reader APSB18-21 Multiple Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerabilities
SecurityTracker: 1041250

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Entryinfo

Created: 07/11/2018 04:25 PM
Updated: 04/06/2023 03:21 PM
Changes: 07/11/2018 04:25 PM (79), 03/04/2020 08:16 AM (7), 04/06/2023 03:21 PM (4)
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