Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 11.0.13/15.006.30097/15.009.20077 memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 11.0.13/15.006.30097/15.009.20077 (Document Reader Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is some unknown processing. 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 01/07/2016 by Brian Gorenc (iDefense) with HP as APSB16-02 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2016-0931 since 12/22/2015. 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 vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 87917 (Adobe Acrobat < 11.0.14 / 15.006.30119 / 15.010.20056 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB16-02)), 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 124506 (Adobe Reader and Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB16-02)).

Upgrading to version 11.0.14, 15.006.30119 or 15.010.20056 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 20080.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (87917). Similar entries are available at 80235, 80236, 80237 and 80238.







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 87917
Nessus Name: Adobe Acrobat < 11.0.14 / 15.006.30119 / 15.010.20056 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB16-02)
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OpenVAS ID: 803434
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities - 01 January16 (Windows)
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Upgrade: Acrobat Reader 11.0.14/15.006.30119/15.010.20056
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Advisory: APSB16-02
Researcher: Brian Gorenc (iDefense)
Organization: HP
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-0931 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1034646 - Adobe Acrobat/Reader Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Bypass Security Restrictions
Vulnerability Center: 55653 - [APSB16-02] Adobe Acrobat, Acrobat DC, Reader and Reader DC Remote Memory Corruption - CVE-2016-0931, Medium
SecurityFocus: 80361 - Adobe Acrobat and Reader APSB16-02 Multiple Unspecified Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities

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Created: 01/14/2016 03:30 PM
Updated: 07/03/2022 10:04 AM
Changes: 01/14/2016 03:30 PM (66), 04/07/2017 11:11 AM (29), 07/03/2022 10:01 AM (3), 07/03/2022 10:04 AM (1)
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