Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 17.012.30205/20.005.3031x/22.001.20085 Annotation Object use after free

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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 classified as critical. This affects some unknown functionality of the component Annotation Object Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-416. This is going to have an impact on 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 Annotation objects that could result in a memory leak 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 published 05/12/2022 as apsb22-16. It is possible to read the advisory at helpx.adobe.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2022-28269 since 03/30/2022. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for 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 05/14/2022).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.7

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

CNA Base Score: 3.3
CNA Vector (Adobe Systems Incorporated): 🔒

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-416
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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03/30/2022 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

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Vendor: adobe.com

Advisory: apsb22-16
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-28269 (🔒)

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Created: 05/12/2022 12:12 PM
Updated: 05/14/2022 02:32 PM
Changes: (1) source_cve_nvd_summary
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