Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 17.012.3022x/20.005.3033x/22.001.2011x uncontrolled search path

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 17.012.3022x/20.005.3033x/22.001.2011x (Document Reader Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-427. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Acrobat Reader DC version 22.001.2011x (and earlier), 20.005.3033x (and earlier) and 17.012.3022x (and earlier) are affected by an uncontrolled search path vulnerability that could lead to local privilege escalation. Exploitation of this issue requires user interaction in that a victim must run the uninstaller with Admin privileges.

The weakness was disclosed 05/12/2022 as apsb22-16. The advisory is shared for download at helpx.adobe.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2022-28247 since 03/30/2022. The exploitation is known to be difficult. The attack may be launched remotely. The requirement for exploitation is a simple authentication. 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: 5.6
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.5

VulDB Base Score: 4.6
VulDB Temp Score: 4.4
VulDB Vector: 🔒
VulDB Reliability: 🔍

CNA Base Score: 6.7
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-427
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-2022-28247 (🔒)

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Created: 05/12/2022 12:45 PM
Updated: 05/14/2022 03:40 PM
Changes: (1) source_cve_nvd_summary
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