A vulnerability is found in various versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC which leads to Remote Code Execution when exploited.
PUBLISH DATE: 03-10-2018
A new vulnerability is found in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. Rich in features, Adobe Acrobat Reader is the most popular PDF reader with a large user-ship. It’s also installed as a plug-in in web browsers for opening PDFs. This vulnerability can be triggered when a user visits a malicious web page or a specially crafted email attachment.
Successful exploit allows attackers to execute arbitrary code with current user privileges. Closing the application leads to a use-after-free condition whereas unsuccessful exploit will induce Denial of Service.
Updates are available for the affected versions. It is recommended to update all affected versions as soon as possible.
Please follow the Adobe Security Bulletin for further details on how to update products.
Also ensure that users are aware of the latest security measures. Send reminders and alerts to make sure they don’t open links and documents coming from unknown or unreliable sources. Vulnerabilities that require user interaction can be mitigated by diligent behavior.
If you think you’re a victim of a cyber-attack, immediately send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.