Intrusion Prevention

Adobe.Reader.Malformed.PFA.Font.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Memory Corruption vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted PDF file. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the application, via a crafted PDF file.

Affected Products

Acrobat DC Continuous 15.016.20045 and earlier versions Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat Reader DC Continuous 15.016.20045 and earlier versions Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat DC Classic 15.006.30174 and earlier versions Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat Reader DC Classic 15.006.30174 and earlier versions Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat XI Desktop 11.0.16 and earlier versions Windows and Macintosh
Reader XI Desktop 11.0.16 and earlier versions Windows and Macintosh

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems

Recommended Actions

Upgrade to the latest version available from the website.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb16-26.html

CVE References

CVE-2016-4251