Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 10.1.13/11.0.10 Javascript API access control

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 10.1.13/11.0.10 (Document Reader Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown functionality of the component Javascript API. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-284. The product does not restrict or incorrectly restricts access to a resource from an unauthorized actor. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 05/12/2015 by AbdulAziz Hariri (lokihardt@ASRT) with Zero Day Initiative as APSB15-10 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2015-3068 since 04/09/2015. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068.

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 19347.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (103188) and Tenable (83470). is providing further details. The entries 68377, 73805, 75247 and 75248 are pretty similar.







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

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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1068

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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
Researcher: AbdulAziz Hariri (lokihardt@ASRT)
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-3068 (🔍)
X-Force: 103188 - Adobe Reader and Acrobat security bypass
SecurityTracker: 1032284 - Adobe Reader and Acrobat Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code, Obtain Information, any Deny Service
Vulnerability Center: 50121 - [APSB15-10] Adobe Acrobat and Reader Remote Security Bypass on Javascript API Execution - CVE-2015-3068, Critical
SecurityFocus: 74604 - Adobe Reader and Acrobat Multiple Security Bypass Vulnerabilities

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Created: 05/13/2015 10:29 AM
Updated: 05/10/2022 11:08 PM
Changes: 05/13/2015 10:29 AM (71), 04/07/2017 10:46 AM (11), 05/10/2022 10:55 PM (2), 05/10/2022 11:08 PM (1)
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