Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 11.0.19/15.006.30280/15.023.20070 use after free

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 11.0.19/15.006.30280/15.023.20070 (Document Reader Software). This vulnerability affects an unknown functionality. 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.

The bug was discovered 04/11/2017. The weakness was shared 04/06/2017 by Sebastian Apelt with Zero Day Initiative as APSB17-11 as confirmed security bulletin (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2017-3014 since 12/02/2016. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 11/28/2022).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 99373 (Adobe Acrobat < 11.0.20 / 2015.006.30306 / 2017.009.20044 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB17-11)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 370364 (Adobe Reader and Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB17-11)).

Upgrading to version 11.0.20, 2015.006.30306 or 2017.009.20044 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 (99373). The entries 99605, 99606, 99607 and 99608 are related to this item.







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Class: Use after free
CWE: CWE-416 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 99373
Nessus Name: Adobe Acrobat < 11.0.20 / 2015.006.30306 / 2017.009.20044 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB17-11)
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OpenVAS ID: 103337
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Acrobat Security Updates(apsb17-11)-Windows
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Upgrade: Acrobat Reader 11.0.20/2015.006.30306/2017.009.20044


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Advisory: APSB17-11
Researcher: Sebastian Apelt
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2017-3014 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1038228
SecurityFocus: 97550 - Adobe Acrobat and Reader APSB17-11 Use-After-Free Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-3014 - Adobe - Multiple Products - Use-After-Free Issue

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Created: 04/12/2017 11:17 AM
Updated: 11/28/2022 11:25 AM
Changes: 04/12/2017 11:17 AM (80), 08/29/2020 10:38 AM (8), 11/28/2022 11:25 AM (4)
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