Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 17.012.30205/20.005.3031x/22.001.20085 Annotation use after free
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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 17.012.30205/20.005.3031x/22.001.20085 (Document Reader Software). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code of the component Annotation Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-416. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:
Acrobat Reader DC versions 22.001.20085 (and earlier), 20.005.3031x (and earlier) and 17.012.30205 (and earlier) are affected by a use-after-free vulnerability in the processing of annotations that could result in arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user. Exploitation of this issue requires user interaction in that a victim must open a malicious file.
The weakness was disclosed 05/12/2022 as apsb22-16. It is possible to read the advisory at helpx.adobe.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2022-28233 since 03/30/2022. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. 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 05/14/2022).
Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.
CVSSv3VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.9
VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.0
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CNA Base Score: 7.8
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ExploitingClass: Memory corruption
Status: Not defined
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Timeline03/30/2022 CVE reserved
05/12/2022 +43 days Advisory disclosed
05/12/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
05/14/2022 +2 days VulDB last update
CVE: CVE-2022-28233 (🔒)
EntryCreated: 05/12/2022 09:31 AM
Updated: 05/14/2022 08:44 AM
Changes: (1) source_cve_nvd_summary
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