Fortinet Discovers Adobe Acrobat Reader Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a memory corruption vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Reader.
Acrobat and Reader are products of Adobe Systems. They are developed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). The freeware Adobe Reader, available for several desktop and mobile platforms, can view, print and annotate PDF files. The commercial proprietary Acrobat, available for Microsoft Windows and OS X only, can also create, edit, convert, digitally sign, encrypt, export and publish PDF files.
A memory corruption vulnerability exists in Acrobat and Reader because a specially crafted PDF file is not properly parsed. It could allow malicious users to create code execution scenarios.
SolutionsFortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:
Released May 02, 2016
Users should apply the solution provided by Adobe.
This vulnerability was discovered by Kushal Arvind Shah and Kai Lu of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.