Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 10.1.15/11.0.12 memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 10.1.15/11.0.12 (Document Reader Software). Affected by this issue is an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 10/13/2015 by Francis Provencher with Zero Day Initiative as APSB15-24 as confirmed knowledge base article (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2015-6686 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. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 21323.

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







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: 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: Francis Provencher
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-6686 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1033796 - Adobe Acrobat/Reader Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information, Execute Arbitrary Code, and Bypass Security Restrictions
Vulnerability Center: 53428 - [APSB15-24] Adobe Acrobat and Reader Remote Code Execution due to Memory Corruption - CVE-2015-6686, Critical
SecurityFocus: 77069 - Adobe Acrobat and Reader APSB15-24 Multiple Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities

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Created: 10/14/2015 04:21 PM
Updated: 06/21/2022 09:54 AM
Changes: 10/14/2015 04:21 PM (64), 04/07/2017 10:47 AM (17), 06/21/2022 09:49 AM (2), 06/21/2022 09:54 AM (1)
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