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Adobe Acrobat and Reader APSB18-29 Multiple Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerabilities

Date Discovered:
14 August 2018
Adobe Acrobat and Reader are prone to multiple arbitrary code-execution vulnerabilities. Successfully exploiting these issues allows attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user. Failed exploits will result in denial-of-service conditions. The following products and versions are vulnerable: Adobe Acrobat DC 2018.011.20055 and prior Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2018.011.20055 and prior Adobe Acrobat 2017.011.30096 and prior Adobe Acrobat Reader 2017.011.30096 and prior Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30434 and prior Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30434 and prior
Technologies Affected
  • Adobe Acrobat 2017.008.30051
  • Adobe Acrobat 2017.011.30059
  • Adobe Acrobat 2017.011.30066
  • Adobe Acrobat 2017.011.30068
  • Adobe Acrobat 2017.011.30070
  • Adobe Acrobat 2017.011.30078
  • Adobe Acrobat 2017.011.30079
  • Adobe Acrobat 2017.011.30080
  • Adobe Acrobat 2017.011.30096
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30033
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30060
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30094
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30306
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30352
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30355
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30392
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30394
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30413
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30416
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30417
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30418
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30434
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2018.009.20044
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2018.009.20050
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2018.011.20035
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2018.011.20038
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2018.011.20040
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2018.011.20055
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 2017.008.30051
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 2017.011.30059
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 2017.011.30066
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 2017.011.30068
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 2017.011.30070
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 2017.011.30078
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 2017.011.30079
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 2017.011.30080
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 2017.011.30096
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30033
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30060
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30094
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30306
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30352
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30355
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30392
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30394
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30413
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30416
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30417
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30418
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30434
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2018.009.20044
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2018.009.20050
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2018.011.20035
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2018.011.20038
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2018.011.20040
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2018.011.20055
  • Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
    Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This includes but is not limited to requests that include NOP sleds and unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic
  • Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources.
    To reduce the likelihood of successful exploits, do not open files that originate from untrusted sources.
  • Implement multiple redundant layers of security.
    Various memory-protection schemes (such as nonexecutable and randomly mapped memory segments) may hinder an attacker's ability to exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code.
  • Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
    To limit the impact of latent vulnerabilities, configure database servers and other applications to run as a nonadministrative user with minimal access rights.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.
Abdul Aziz Hariri reported via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative and Cybellum Technologies Ltd.

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