Intrusion Prevention

Adobe.Reader.JS.Net.Discovery.Module.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Use After Free vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Reader.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles maliciously crafted PDF files. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the application, via crafted PDF files.

Affected Products

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.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb18-09.html

CVE References

CVE-2018-4946

Other References

APSB18-09