Threat Encyclopedia

Adobe.Reader.XFA.layout.Handling.Use.After.Free

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This indicates an attack attempt to exploit an Use After Free 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.

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Adobe Acrobat DC Continuous for Windows 2017.011.30078
Adobe Acrobat DC Continuous for Macintosh 2017.011.30078
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Continuous for Windows 2017.011.30078
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Continuous for Macintosh 2017.011.30078
Adobe Acrobat DC Classic for Windows 2015.006.30403
Adobe Acrobat DC Classic for Macintosh 2015.006.30403
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Classic for Windows 2015.006.30403
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Classic for Macintosh 2015.006.30403

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

recomended-action-logoRecommended Actions

Upgrade to the latest version available from the website.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb18-09.html

CVE References

CVE-2018-4977

Other References

APSB18-09