Intrusion Prevention

Adobe.Acrobat.CVE-2018-16037.Use.After.Free

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a User After Free vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and 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 get access to sensitive information, via a crafted PDF 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

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control 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-2018-16037