VDB-91651 · CVE-2016-4258 · BID 92928

Adobe Digital Editions up to 4.5.1 memory corruption

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A vulnerability has been found in Adobe Digital Editions up to 4.5.1 (Ebook Software) and classified as very critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The software 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. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 09/16/2016 by Ke Liu with Tencent (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at helpx.adobe.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2016-4258 since 04/27/2016. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/16/2022).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 93514 (Adobe Digital Editions < 4.5.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB16-28) (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 and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 370130 (Adobe Digital Editions Memory Corruption Vulnerability (APSB16-28)).

Upgrading to version 4.5.2 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (93514). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 91649, 91650, 91652 and 91653.






  • commercial

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.6

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VulDB Temp Score: 9.4
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 93514
Nessus Name: Adobe Digital Editions < 4.5.2 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB16-28) (Mac OS X)
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OpenVAS ID: 66515
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Digital Editions Multiple Code Execution Vulnerabilities Sep16 (Windows)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Digital Editions 4.5.2


04/27/2016 🔍
09/13/2016 +139 days 🔍
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09/15/2016 +2 days 🔍
09/16/2016 +1 days 🔍
09/16/2016 +0 days 🔍
09/18/2016 +2 days 🔍
09/16/2022 +2189 days 🔍


Vendor: adobe.com

Advisory: helpx.adobe.com
Researcher: Ke Liu
Organization: Tencent
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-4258 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1036793
SecurityFocus: 92928 - Adobe Digital Editions APSB16-28 Multiple Unspecified Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities

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Created: 09/18/2016 09:58 AM
Updated: 09/16/2022 07:47 PM
Changes: 09/18/2016 09:58 AM (64), 04/18/2019 10:05 PM (15), 09/16/2022 07:47 PM (3)
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