Adobe releases the security updates that covers 86 Vulnerabilities, out of them 47 categorized as critical and 37 classified as important.

The released security updates are for Adobe Acrobat and Reader for Windows and MacOS, these vulnerabilities could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.

The vulnerabilities affect the following Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader DC versions.

Acrobat DC                2018.011.20063
Acrobat Reader DC     2018.011.20063
Acrobat 2017             2017.011.30102
Acrobat Reader 2017  2017.011.30102
Acrobat DC                2015.006.30452
Acrobat Reader DC     2015.006.30452

Updated Version

Acrobat DC                   2019.008.20071
Acrobat Reader DC        2019.008.20071
Acrobat 2017                2017.011.30105
Acrobat Reader DC        2017.011.30105
Acrobat DC                   2015.006.30456
Acrobat Reader DC        2015.006.30456

86 Vulnerabilities

Out-of-bounds Read & Write

The Out-of-bounds read vulnerability allows an attacker to read the sensitive information from other location and he Out-of-bounds write vulnerability allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code with user interaction on vulnerable systems.

CVE- Write

CVE-2018-15955, CVE-2018-15954, CVE-2018-15952, CVE-2018-15945, CVE-2018-15944,
CVE-2018-15941, CVE-2018-15940, CVE-2018-15939, CVE-2018-15938, CVE-2018-15936,
CVE-2018-15935, CVE-2018-15934, CVE-2018-15933, CVE-2018-15929, CVE-2018-15928,
CVE-2018-12868, CVE-2018-12865, CVE-2018-12864, CVE-2018-12862, CVE-2018-12861,
CVE-2018-12860, CVE-2018-12759

CVE – Read

CVE-2018-15956, CVE-2018-15953, CVE-2018-15950, CVE-2018-15949,
CVE-2018-15948, CVE-2018-15947, CVE-2018-15946, CVE-2018-15943,
CVE-2018-15942, CVE-2018-15932, CVE-2018-15927, CVE-2018-15926,
CVE-2018-15925, CVE-2018-15923, CVE-2018-15922, CVE-2018-12880,
CVE-2018-12879, CVE-2018-12878, CVE-2018-12875, CVE-2018-12874,
CVE-2018-12873, CVE-2018-12872, CVE-2018-12871, CVE-2018-12870,
CVE-2018-12869, CVE-2018-12867, CVE-2018-12866, CVE-2018-12859,
CVE-2018-12857, CVE-2018-12856, CVE-2018-12845, CVE-2018-12844,
CVE-2018-12843, CVE-2018-12839, CVE-2018-12834, CVE-2018-15968

Heap Overflow

An attacker may use heap overflow to insert arbitrary code into the memory of a program.

CVE-2018-12851, CVE-2018-12847, CVE-2018-12846, CVE-2018-12837,
CVE-2018-12836, CVE-2018-12833, CVE-2018-12832

Use After Free

Use After Free flaw allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable machine.

CVE-2018-15924, CVE-2018-15920, CVE-2018-12877, CVE-2018-12863,
CVE-2018-12852, CVE-2018-12831, CVE-2018-12769

Type Confusion

The Type Confusion flaw could lead to an Arbitrary Code Execution.

CVE-2018-12876, CVE-2018-12858, CVE-2018-12835

Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow vulnerability allows attackers to run malicious with escalated privileges on the vulnerable program.


Double Free

The double Free flaw occurs because of memory freezing, it results in Arbitrary Code Execution.


Integer Overflow

The condition results as a result of arithmetic operation lead to an information disclosure.

CVE-2018-12881, CVE-2018-12842

Buffer Errors

The vulnerability occurs because of improper input validation.

CVE-2018-15951, CVE-2018-12855, CVE-2018-12853

Untrusted Pointer Dereference

The attack might allow modification of critical program state variables, cause a crash, or execute code.

CVE-2018-15937, CVE-2018-15931, CVE-2018-15930

Security Bypass

Exploiting the vulnerability could allow attackers to gain access to the restricted source.

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Guru is an Ex-Security Engineer at Comodo Cybersecurity. Co-Founder - Cyber Security News & GBHackers On Security.


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