Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 11.0.16/15.006.30174/15.016.20045 memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 11.0.16/15.006.30174/15.016.20045 (Document Reader Software). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects an unknown code. 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 summary by CVE is:

Adobe Reader and Acrobat before 11.0.17, Acrobat and Acrobat Reader DC Classic before 15.006.30198, and Acrobat and Acrobat Reader DC Continuous before 15.017.20050 on Windows and OS X allow attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via unspecified vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2016-4191, CVE-2016-4192, CVE-2016-4193, CVE-2016-4194, CVE-2016-4195, CVE-2016-4196, CVE-2016-4197, CVE-2016-4198, CVE-2016-4199, CVE-2016-4200, CVE-2016-4201, CVE-2016-4202, CVE-2016-4203, CVE-2016-4204, CVE-2016-4205, CVE-2016-4206, CVE-2016-4207, CVE-2016-4208, CVE-2016-4211, CVE-2016-4212, CVE-2016-4213, CVE-2016-4214, CVE-2016-4251, CVE-2016-4252, and CVE-2016-4254.

The weakness was published 07/13/2016 by AbdulAziz Hariri (kdot) with Zero Day Initiative as APSB16-26 as confirmed security bulletin (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2016-4250 since 04/27/2016. 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. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 92036 (Adobe Acrobat < 11.0.17 / 15.006.30198 / 15.017.20050 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB16-26) (Mac OS X)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 11.0.17, 15.006.30198 or 15.017.20050 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (92036) and SecurityFocus (BID 91716†).







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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 92036
Nessus Name: Adobe Acrobat < 11.0.17 / 15.006.30198 / 15.017.20050 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB16-26) (Mac OS X)
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OpenVAS ID: 68089
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Reader Security Updates(apsb16-26)-Windows
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Upgrade: Acrobat Reader 11.0.17/15.006.30198/15.017.20050


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Advisory: APSB16-26
Researcher: AbdulAziz Hariri (kdot)
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-4250 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 91716 - Adobe Acrobat and Reader APSB16-26 Multiple Unspecified Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities
SecurityTracker: 1036281


Created: 07/13/2016 10:46 AM
Updated: 09/02/2022 02:40 PM
Changes: 07/13/2016 10:46 AM (63), 04/07/2017 11:05 AM (16), 09/02/2022 02:37 PM (3), 09/02/2022 02:40 PM (1)
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