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dimanche 30 septembre 2018

Adobe Acrobat Reader Stack-based memory corruption [CVE-2018-12838]

A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Adobe Acrobat Reader up to 2015.006.30452/2017.011.30102/2018.011.20063. This issue affects an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability (Stack-based). Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 10/01/2018 as APSB18-30 as confirmed security bulletin (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2018-12838. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 10/08/2018).

Upgrading to version 2015.006.30456, 2017.011.30105 or 2019.008.20071 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 SecurityTracker (ID 1041809). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 124957, 124958, 124959 and 124960.



VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.0

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.0
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Class: Memory corruption / Stack-based (CWE-119)
Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: No

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Recommended: Upgrade
Status: Official fix
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Upgrade: Acrobat Reader 2015.006.30456/2017.011.30105/2019.008.20071


10/01/2018 Advisory disclosed
10/01/2018 Countermeasure disclosed
10/05/2018 SecurityTracker entry created
10/08/2018 VulDB entry created
10/08/2018 VulDB last update


Advisory: APSB18-30
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2018-12838 (🔒)
SecurityTracker: 1041809 - Adobe Acrobat/Reader Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Bypass Security, Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information, and Execute Arbitrary Code

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Created: 10/08/2018
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