Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 17.012.30205/20.005.3031x/22.001.20085 Embedded Font uninitialized pointer

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 17.012.30205/20.005.3031x/22.001.20085 (Document Reader Software). It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown function of the component Embedded Font Handler. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-824. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Acrobat Reader DC versions 22.001.20085 (and earlier), 20.005.3031x (and earlier) and 17.012.30205 (and earlier) is affected by the use of a variable that has not been initialized when processing of embedded fonts, potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user. Exploitation requires user interaction in that a victim must open a crafted .pdf file

The weakness was released 05/12/2022 as apsb22-16. The advisory is shared for download at helpx.adobe.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2022-27794 since 03/23/2022. The exploitation is known to be easy. 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 current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $5k-$25k (estimation calculated on 05/14/2022).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.9

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.0
VulDB Vector: 🔒
VulDB Reliability: 🔍

CNA Base Score: 7.8
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Class: Unknown
CWE: CWE-824
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: helpx.adobe.com

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03/23/2022 CVE reserved
05/12/2022 +49 days Advisory disclosed
05/12/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
05/14/2022 +2 days VulDB last update

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Vendor: adobe.com

Advisory: apsb22-16
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-27794 (🔒)

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Created: 05/12/2022 08:16 AM
Updated: 05/14/2022 08:12 AM
Changes: (1) source_cve_nvd_summary
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