Intrusion Prevention

Adobe.Reader.Getter.JS.API.Restrictions.Bypass

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Security Bypass 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 bypass security checks of vulnerable systems, via a crafted PDF file.

Affected Products

Acrobat DC 15.009.20077 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat Reader DC 15.009.20077 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat DC 15.006.30097 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat Reader DC 15.006.30097 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat XI 11.0.13 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Reader XI 11.0.13 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh

Impact

Security Bypass: Remote attackers can bypass security checks of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Refer to the vendor's advisory for updates:
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb16-02.html

CVE References

CVE-2016-0943