Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 2019.008.20081 memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 2019.008.20081 (Document Reader Software). Affected is some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 12/11/2018. The weakness was disclosed 12/11/2018 as APSB18-41 as confirmed security bulletin (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2018-15987 since 08/28/2018. 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 current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 07/01/2023).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 119674 (Adobe Reader <= 15.006.30456 / 17.011.30105 / 19.008.20080 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB18-41) (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. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 371372 (Adobe Reader and Acrobat Multiple Security Vulnerabilities (APSB18-41)).

Upgrading to version 2015.006.30461, 2017.011.30110 or 2019.010.20064 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 (119674) and SecurityFocus (BID 106163†).







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Nessus ID: 119674
Nessus Name: Adobe Reader <= 15.006.30456 / 17.011.30105 / 19.008.20080 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB18-41) (macOS)
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Upgrade: Acrobat Reader 2015.006.30461/2017.011.30110/2019.010.20064


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Advisory: APSB18-41
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2018-15987 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 106163 - Adobe Acrobat and Reader APSB18-41 Multiple Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities


Created: 01/19/2019 11:11 AM
Updated: 07/01/2023 02:15 PM
Changes: 01/19/2019 11:11 AM (75), 05/02/2020 11:37 AM (5), 07/01/2023 02:15 PM (4)
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