Intrusion Prevention

Adobe.Reader.PDF.CVE-2018-16045.Security.Bypass

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Security Bypass in Adobe Acrobat and Reader.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted FDF file. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to bypass security mechanisms on the application, via a crafted FDF file.

Affected Products

Adobe Acrobat DC Continuous for Windows 2017.011.30108
Adobe Acrobat DC Continuous for Macintosh 2017.011.30108
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Continuous for Windows 2017.011.30108
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Continuous for Macintosh 2017.011.30108
Adobe Acrobat DC Classic for Windows 2015.006.30460
Adobe Acrobat DC Classic for Macintosh 2015.006.30460
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Classic for Windows 2015.006.30460
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Classic for Macintosh 2015.006.30460

Impact

Security Bypass: remote attackers can bypass security checks of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb18-41.html

CVE References

CVE-2018-16045

Other References

APSB18-41