Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 17.011.30204/20.004.30017/21.007.20099 Warning Message injection

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2.8$5k-$25k0.00

A vulnerability was found in Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 17.011.30204/20.004.30017/21.007.20099 (Document Reader Software). It has been rated as problematic. This issue affects an unknown function of the component Warning Message Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-74. Impacted is confidentiality. The summary by CVE is:

Acrobat Reader DC version 21.007.20099 (and earlier), 20.004.30017 (and earlier) and 17.011.30204 (and earlier) are affected by a Violation of Secure Design Principles that could lead to a Security feature bypass. Acrobat Reader DC displays a warning message when a user clicks on a PDF file, which could be used by an attacker to mislead the user. In affected versions, this warning message does not include custom protocols when used by the sender. User interaction is required to abuse this vulnerability as they would need to click 'allow' on the warning message of a malicious file.

The weakness was disclosed 01/15/2022 as apsb22-01. It is possible to read the advisory at helpx.adobe.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2021-44714 since 12/07/2021. The exploitation is known to be difficult. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 01/19/2022).

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 2.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 2.8

VulDB Base Score: 3.1
VulDB Temp Score: 3.0
VulDB Vector: 🔒
VulDB Reliability: 🔍

CNA Base Score: 2.5
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-74
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: helpx.adobe.com

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12/07/2021 CVE assigned
01/15/2022 +39 days Advisory disclosed
01/15/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
01/19/2022 +4 days VulDB last update

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Vendor: https://www.adobe.com/

Advisory: apsb22-01
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2021-44714 (🔒)

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Created: 01/15/2022 08:02 AM
Updated: 01/19/2022 01:07 PM
Changes: (1) source_cve_nvd_summary
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