Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 10.1.13/11.0.10 use after free

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

The weakness was released 05/12/2015 as APSB15-10 as confirmed advisory (Website) via SecuriTeam Secure Disclosure. It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2015-3075 since 04/09/2015. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful 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 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.

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 19566.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (103167) and Tenable (83470). is providing further details. Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 73805, 75247, 75248 and 75249.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.5

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
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Class: Use after free
CWE: CWE-416 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Status: Unproven

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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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Upgrade: Acrobat Reader 10.1.14/11.0.11
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Advisory: APSB15-10
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-3075 (🔍)
X-Force: 103167 - 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: 50128 - [APSB15-10] Adobe Acrobat and Reader Remote Code Execution due to Use-After-Free - CVE-2015-3075, Critical
SecurityFocus: 74602

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Created: 05/13/2015 10:29 AM
Updated: 05/10/2022 04:32 PM
Changes: 05/13/2015 10:29 AM (49), 04/07/2017 10:46 AM (20), 05/10/2022 04:17 PM (1), 05/10/2022 04:24 PM (7), 05/10/2022 04:32 PM (1)
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