Adobe Acrobat Reader 10.1.9/11.0.06 memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Adobe Acrobat Reader 10.1.9/11.0.06 (Document Reader Software). Affected by this issue is an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The software 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. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 05/13/2014 by Wei Lei and Wu Hongjun with Nanyang Technological University as APSB14-15 as confirmed advisory (Website) via iDefense. The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2014-0523 since 12/20/2013. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. 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 74011 (Adobe Acrobat < 10.1.10 / 11.0.07 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB14-15)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 121867 (Adobe Reader and Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB14-15)).

Upgrading to version 10.1.10 or 11.0.07 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 16562.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (93104), SecurityTracker (ID 1030229), Vulnerability Center (SBV-44497) and Tenable (74011). is providing further details. Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 12723, 12722, 13194 and 13195.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.5

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 74011
Nessus Name: Adobe Acrobat < 10.1.10 / 11.0.07 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB14-15)
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OpenVAS ID: 803434
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities - 01 May14 (Windows)
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Advisory: APSB14-15
Researcher: Wei Lei/Wu Hongjun
Organization: Nanyang Technological University
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-0523 (🔍)

X-Force: 93104 - Adobe Reader and Acrobat code execution, High Risk
SecurityTracker: 1030229 - Adobe Acrobat and Reader Bugs Let Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information and Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 44497 - [APSB14-15] Adobe Reader and Acrobat Remote Code Execution Vulnerability due to Memory Corruption (CVE-2014-0523), Critical
SecurityFocus: 67368 - Adobe Acrobat and Reader CVE-2014-0523 Unspecified Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Secunia: 58181 - Adobe Reader / Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical

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Created: 05/16/2014 09:48 AM
Updated: 06/19/2021 02:17 PM
Changes: 05/16/2014 09:48 AM (52), 04/07/2017 10:45 AM (40), 06/19/2021 02:15 PM (7), 06/19/2021 02:17 PM (1)
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