Intrusion Prevention

Adobe.Reader.XFA.Layout.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Memory Corruption vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat.
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 15.020.20042 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat Reader DC 15.020.20042 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat DC 15.006.30244 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat Reader DC 15.006.30244 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat XI 11.0.18 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Reader XI 11.0.18 and earlier versions for 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/apsb17-01.html

CVE References

CVE-2017-2950

Other References

APSB17-01