Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 10.1.13/11.0.10 use after free

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 10.1.13/11.0.10 (Document Reader Software). This affects some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a use after free vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-416. Referencing memory after it has been freed can cause a program to crash, use unexpected values, or execute code. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was shared 05/12/2015 by AbdulAziz Hariri as APSB15-10 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2015-3055 since 04/09/2015. 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. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 83470 (Adobe Acrobat < 10.1.14 / 11.0.11 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB15-10)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 123579 (Adobe Reader and Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB15-10)).

Upgrading to version 10.1.14 or 11.0.11 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 19493.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (103165) and Tenable (83470). Further details are available at The entries 68377, 73805, 75247 and 75248 are related to this item.







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Class: Use after free
CWE: CWE-416 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 83470
Nessus Name: Adobe Acrobat < 10.1.14 / 11.0.11 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB15-10)
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Advisory: APSB15-10
Researcher: AbdulAziz Hariri
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-3055 (🔍)
X-Force: 103165 - Adobe Reader and Acrobat code execution
SecurityTracker: 1032284 - Adobe Reader and Acrobat Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code, Obtain Information, any Deny Service
Vulnerability Center: 50095 - [APSB15-10] Adobe Acrobat and Reader Remote Code Execution due to Use-After-Free - CVE-2015-3055, High
SecurityFocus: 74602

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Created: 05/13/2015 10:29 AM
Updated: 05/10/2022 03:51 PM
Changes: 05/13/2015 10:29 AM (49), 04/07/2017 10:46 AM (22), 05/10/2022 03:40 PM (1), 05/10/2022 03:45 PM (7), 05/10/2022 03:51 PM (1)
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