Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Reader Could Allow for Arbitrary Code Execution (APSB18-21)

ITS Advisory Number: 
2018-073
Date(s) Issued: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Subject: 
Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Reader Could Allow for Arbitrary Code Execution (APSB18-21)
Overview: 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe Acrobat and Reader, the most severe of which could allow for arbitrary code execution. Adobe Acrobat and Reader allow a user to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Successful exploitation of the most severe of these vulnerabilities could result in an attacker executing arbitrary code in the context of the affected application. Depending on the privileges associated with this application, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data, or create new accounts with full user rights. If this application has been configured to have fewer user rights on the system, exploitation of the most severe of these vulnerabilities could have less impact than if it was configured with administrative rights.

 

THREAT INTELLIGENCE:

There are no reports of these vulnerabilities being exploited in the wild.

Systems Affected: 
  • Adobe Acrobat DC (Continuous Track) for Windows and Macintosh versions 2018.011.20040 and earlier

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (Continuous Track) for Windows and Macintosh versions 2018.011.20040 and earlier

  • Adobe Acrobat 2017 (Classic 2017 Track) for Windows and Macintosh versions 2017.011.30080 and earlier

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 2017 (Classic 2017 Track) for Windows and Macintosh versions 2017.011.30080 and earlier

  • Adobe Acrobat DC (Classic 2015 Track) for Windows and Macintosh versions 2015.006.30418 and earlier

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (Classic 2015 Track) for Windows and Macintosh versions 2015.006.30418 and earlier

RISK
GOVERNMENT
Large and medium government entities: 
High
Small government entities: 
Medium
BUSINESS
Large and medium business entities: 
High
Small business entities: 
Medium
Home Users: 
Low
Description: 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe Acrobat and Reader, the most severe of which could allow for arbitrary code execution. The vulnerabilities are as follows: 

  • One double free vulnerability that could allow for arbitrary code execution (CVE-2018-12782)

  • Fourteen heap overflow vulnerabilities that could allow for arbitrary code execution (CVE-2018-5015, CVE-2018-5028, CVE-2018-5032, CVE-2018-5036, CVE-2018-5038, CVE-2018-5040, CVE-2018-5041, CVE-2018-5045, CVE-2018-5052, CVE-2018-5058, CVE-2018-5067, CVE-2018-12785, CVE-2018-12788, CVE-2018-12798)

  • Thirteen use-after-free vulnerabilities that could allow for arbitrary code execution (CVE-2018-5009, CVE-2018-5011, CVE-2018-5065, CVE-2018-12756, CVE-2018-12770, CVE-2018-12772, CVE-2018-12773, CVE-2018-12776, CVE-2018-12783, CVE-2018-12791, CVE-2018-12792, CVE-2018-12796, CVE-2018-12797)

  • Thirteen out-of-bounds write vulnerabilities that could allow for arbitrary code execution (CVE-2018-5020, CVE-2018-5021, CVE-2018-5042, CVE-2018-5059, CVE-2018-5064, CVE-2018-5069, CVE-2018-5070, CVE-2018-12754, CVE-2018-12755, CVE-2018-12758, CVE-2018-12760, CVE-2018-12771, CVE-2018-12787)

  • One security bypass vulnerability that could allow for privilege escalation (CVE-2018-12802)

  • Fifty-three out-of-bounds read vulnerabilities that could allow for information disclosure (CVE-2018-5010, CVE-2018-12803,  CVE-2018-5014, CVE-2018-5016, CVE-2018-5017, CVE-2018-5018, CVE-2018-5019, CVE-2018-5022, CVE-2018-5023, CVE-2018-5024, CVE-2018-5025, CVE-2018-5026, CVE-2018-5027, CVE-2018-5029, CVE-2018-5031, CVE-2018-5033, CVE-2018-5035, CVE-2018-5039, CVE-2018-5044, CVE-2018-5046, CVE-2018-5047, CVE-2018-5048, CVE-2018-5049, CVE-2018-5050, CVE-2018-5051, CVE-2018-5053, CVE-2018-5054, CVE-2018-5055, CVE-2018-5056, CVE-2018-5060, CVE-2018-5061, CVE-2018-5062, CVE-2018-5063, CVE-2018-5066, CVE-2018-5068, CVE-2018-12757, CVE-2018-12761, CVE-2018-12762, CVE-2018-12763, CVE-2018-12764, CVE-2018-12765, CVE-2018-12766, CVE-2018-12767, CVE-2018-12768, CVE-2018-12774, CVE-2018-12777, CVE-2018-12779, CVE-2018-12780, CVE-2018-12781, CVE-2018-12786, CVE-2018-12789, CVE-2018-12790, CVE-2018-12795)

  • Three type confusion vulnerabilities that could allow for arbitrary code execution (CVE-2018-5057, CVE-2018-12793, CVE-2018-12794)

  • Two untrusted pointer dereferences that could allow for arbitrary code execution (CVE-2018-5012, CVE-2018-5030)

  • Four buffer error vulnerabilities that could allow for arbitrary code execution (CVE-2018-5034, CVE-2018-5037, CVE-2018-5043, CVE-2018-12784) 

Successful exploitation of the most severe of these vulnerabilities could result in an attacker executing arbitrary code in the context of the affected application. Depending on the privileges associated with this application, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. If this application has been configured to have fewer user rights on the system, exploitation of the most severe of these vulnerabilities could have less impact than if it was configured with administrative rights. 

Actions: 
  • After appropriate testing, immediately install the updates provided by Adobe.

  • Run all software as a non-privileged user (one without administrative privileges) to diminish the effects of a successful attack.

  • Remind users not to visit websites or follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.

  • Inform and educate users regarding the threats posed by hypertext links contained in emails or attachments especially from un-trusted sources.

  • Apply the Principle of Least Privilege to all systems and services.

References: 

Adobe:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb18-21.html

 

CVE:

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5009

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5010

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5011

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5012

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5014

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5015

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5016

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5017

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5018

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5019

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5020

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5021

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5022

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5023

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5024

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5025

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5026

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5027

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5028

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5029

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5030

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5031

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5032

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5033

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5034

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5035

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5036

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5037

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5038

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5039

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5040

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5041

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5042

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5043

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5044

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5045

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5046

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5047

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5048

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5049

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5050

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5051

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5052

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5053

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5054

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5055

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5056

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5057

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5058

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5059

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5060

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5061

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5062

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5063

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5064

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5065

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5066

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5067

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5068

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5069

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-5070

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12754

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12755

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12756

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12757

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12758

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12760

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12761

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12762

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12763

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12764

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12765

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12766

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12767

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12768

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12770

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12771

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12772

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12773

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12774

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12776

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12777

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12779

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12780

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12781

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12782

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12783

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12784

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12785

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12786

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12787

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12788

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12789

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12790

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12791

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12792

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12793

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12794

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12795

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12796

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12797

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12798

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12802

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-CVE-2018-12803