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Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader Could Allow for Remote Code Execution (APSB15-24

MS-ISAC ADVISORY NUMBER:

2015-120

DATE(S) ISSUED:

10/12/2015

OVERVIEW:

Multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader could allow for remote code execution. Adobe Acrobat and Reader allow a user to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Successful exploitation could result in an attacker compromising data security, potentially allowing access to confidential data, or processing resources in a user's computer. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause denial-of-service conditions.

THREAT INTELLIGENCE:

There are currently no reports of these vulnerabilities being exploited in the wild.

SYSTEMS AFFECTED:

  • Adobe Acrobat DC version 2015.008.20082 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh
  • Acrobat Reader DC version 2015.008.20082 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh
  • Acrobat DC version 2015.006.30060 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC version 2015.006.30060 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Acrobat XI version 11.0.12 and earlier Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Reader XI version 11.0.12 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Acrobat X version 10.1.15 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Reader X version 10.1.15 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh

RISK:

Government:
  • Large and medium government entities: HIGH
  • Small government entities: HIGH
Businesses:
  • Large and medium business entities: HIGH
  • Small business entities: HIGH
Home Users:
HIGH

TECHNICAL SUMMARY:

Adobe Acrobat and Reader are prone to multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities are as follows:

Use-after-free vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2015-6689, CVE-2015-6688, CVE-2015-6690, CVE-2015-7615, CVE-2015-7617, CVE-2015-6687, CVE-2015-6684, CVE-2015-6691, CVE-2015-7621, CVE-2015-5586, CVE-2015-6683).
Heap buffer overflow vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2015-6696, CVE-2015-6698).
Memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2015-6685, CVE-2015-6693, CVE-2015-6694, CVE-2015-6695, CVE-2015-6686, CVE-2015-7622).
Memory leak vulnerabilities (CVE-2015-6699, CVE-2015-6700, CVE-2015-6701, CVE-2015-6702, CVE-2015-6703, CVE-2015-6704, CVE-2015-6697).
Security bypass vulnerabilities that could lead to information disclosure (CVE-2015-5583, CVE-2015-6705, CVE-2015-6706, CVE-2015-7624).
Methods to bypass restrictions on Javascript API execution (CVE-2015-6707, CVE-2015-6708, CVE-2015-6709, CVE-2015-6710, CVE-2015-6711, CVE-2015-6712, CVE-2015-7614, CVE-2015-7616, CVE-2015-6716, CVE-2015-6717, CVE-2015-6718, CVE-2015-6719, CVE-2015-6720, CVE-2015-6721, CVE-2015-6722, CVE-2015-6723, CVE-2015-6724, CVE-2015-6725, CVE-2015-7618, CVE-2015-7619, CVE-2015-7620, CVE-2015-7623, CVE-2015-6713, CVE-2015-6714, CVE-2015-6715).
Successful exploitation could result in an attacker compromising data security, potentially allowing access to confidential data, or processing resources in a user's computer. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause denial-of-service conditions.

RECOMENDATIONS:

We recommend the following actions be taken:

Install the updates provided by Adobe immediately after appropriate testing.
Remind users not to visit websites or follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
Do not open email attachments from unknown or untrusted sources.
Limit user account privileges to those required only.

REFERENCES:

CVE:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-5583 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-5586 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6683 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6684 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6685 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6686 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6687 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6688 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6689 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6690 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6691 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6692 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6693 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6694 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6695 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6696 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6697 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6698 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6699 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6700 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6701 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6702 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6703 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6704 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6705 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6706 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6707 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6708 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6709 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6710 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6711 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6712 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6713 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6714 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6715 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6716 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6717 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6718 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6719 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6720 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6721 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6722 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6723 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6724 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-6725 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-7614 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-7615 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-7616 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-7617 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-7618 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-7619 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-7620 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-7621 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-7622 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-7623 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-7624

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