Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 11.0.15/15.006 use after free

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 11.0.15/15.006 (Document Reader Software). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a use after free vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-416. Referencing memory after it has been freed can cause a program to crash, use unexpected values, or execute code. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Use-after-free vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat before 11.0.16, Acrobat and Acrobat Reader DC Classic before 15.006.30172, and Acrobat and Acrobat Reader DC Continuous before 15.016.20039 on Windows and OS X allows attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2016-1045, CVE-2016-1046, CVE-2016-1047, CVE-2016-1048, CVE-2016-1049, CVE-2016-1050, CVE-2016-1052, CVE-2016-1053, CVE-2016-1054, CVE-2016-1055, CVE-2016-1056, CVE-2016-1057, CVE-2016-1058, CVE-2016-1059, CVE-2016-1060, CVE-2016-1061, CVE-2016-1065, CVE-2016-1066, CVE-2016-1067, CVE-2016-1068, CVE-2016-1069, CVE-2016-1070, CVE-2016-1075, CVE-2016-1094, CVE-2016-1121, CVE-2016-1122, CVE-2016-4102, and CVE-2016-4107.

The weakness was published 05/05/2016 by AbdulAziz Hariri with Zero Day Initiative as APSB16-14 as confirmed security bulletin (Website). The advisory is available at helpx.adobe.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2016-1051 since 12/22/2015. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/18/2022).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 91096 (Adobe Acrobat < 11.0.16 / 15.006.30172 / 15.016.20039 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB16-14)), 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 123265 (Adobe Acrobat and Reader Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB16-14)).

Upgrading to version 11.0.16 or 15.006.30172 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 (91096).

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.0
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Class: Use after free
CWE: CWE-416 / CWE-119
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Nessus ID: 91096
Nessus Name: Adobe Acrobat < 11.0.16 / 15.006.30172 / 15.016.20039 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB16-14)
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OpenVAS ID: 861326
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Reader Security Updates(apsb16-14)-Windows
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Upgrade: Acrobat Reader 11.0.16/15.006.30172

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12/22/2015 🔍
05/05/2016 +135 days 🔍
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05/10/2016 +5 days 🔍
05/11/2016 +1 days 🔍
05/12/2016 +1 days 🔍
08/18/2022 +2289 days 🔍

Sourcesinfo

Vendor: adobe.com

Advisory: APSB16-14
Researcher: AbdulAziz Hariri
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-1051 (🔍)
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SecurityTracker: 1035828
SecurityFocus: 90512 - Adobe Reader and Acrobat APSB16-14 Multiple Unspecified Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

Entryinfo

Created: 05/12/2016 10:59 AM
Updated: 08/18/2022 02:05 PM
Changes: 05/12/2016 10:59 AM (59), 04/07/2017 10:48 AM (22), 08/18/2022 02:05 PM (3)
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Cache ID: 3:7F2:40

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