Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 10.1.15/11.0.12 Javascript API access control

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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. This issue affects an unknown code 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-264. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 10/13/2015 by AbdulAziz Hariri (WanderingGlitch) with Zero Day Initiative as APSB15-24 as confirmed knowledge base article (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2015-6709 since 08/26/2015. 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. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

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.

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 20535.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (107200) and Tenable (86402). is providing further details. Similar entries are available at 78392, 78393, 78394 and 78395.






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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Status: Unproven

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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 (WanderingGlitch)
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-6709 (🔍)
X-Force: 107200 - Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader security bypass
SecurityTracker: 1033796 - Adobe Acrobat/Reader Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information, Execute Arbitrary Code, and Bypass Security Restrictions
Vulnerability Center: 53450 - [APSB15-24] Adobe Acrobat and Reader Remote Code Execution on 53456 API - CVE-2015-6709, Critical
SecurityFocus: 77074 - Adobe Acrobat and Reader APSB15-24 Multiple Security Bypass Vulnerabilities

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Created: 10/14/2015 04:21 PM
Updated: 06/21/2022 01:06 PM
Changes: 10/14/2015 04:21 PM (67), 04/07/2017 10:47 AM (18), 06/21/2022 12:58 PM (2), 06/21/2022 01:06 PM (1)
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