Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 10.1.15/11.0.12 use after free

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 10.1.15/11.0.12 (Document Reader Software). It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown code block. 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 presented 10/13/2015 by AbdulAziz Hariri (iDefense) with Nanyang Technological University as APSB15-24 as confirmed knowledge base article (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2015-6687 since 08/26/2015. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 86402 (Adobe Acrobat <= 10.1.15 / 11.0.12 / 2015.006.30060 / 2015.008.20082 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB15-24)), 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 124151 (Adobe Reader and Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB15-24)).

Upgrading to version 10.1.16 or 11.0.13 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (86402). is providing further details. See 78392, 78393, 78394 and 78395 for similar entries.







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

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Nessus ID: 86402
Nessus Name: Adobe Acrobat <= 10.1.15 / 11.0.12 / 2015.006.30060 / 2015.008.20082 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB15-24)
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OpenVAS ID: 103192
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Reader Multiple Vulnerabilities - 01 October15 (Windows)
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Upgrade: Acrobat Reader 10.1.16/11.0.13


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Advisory: APSB15-24
Researcher: AbdulAziz Hariri (iDefense)
Organization: Nanyang Technological University
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CVE: CVE-2015-6687 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1033796 - Adobe Acrobat/Reader Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information, Execute Arbitrary Code, and Bypass Security Restrictions
Vulnerability Center: 53416 - [APSB15-24] Adobe Acrobat and Reader Remote Code Execution due to Use-After-Free - CVE-2015-6687, Critical
SecurityFocus: 77064 - Adobe Acrobat and Reader APSB15-24 Use-After-Free Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

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Created: 10/14/2015 04:21 PM
Updated: 06/21/2022 08:51 AM
Changes: 10/14/2015 04:21 PM (63), 04/07/2017 10:47 AM (18), 06/21/2022 08:47 AM (2), 06/21/2022 08:51 AM (1)
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