Intrusion Prevention

Adobe.AcroPDF.Plugin.Local.File.Access.Security.Bypass

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Security Bypass vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Reader.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted FDF file. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to bypass security mechanisms on the application, via a crafted FDF file.

Affected Products

Acrobat DC (Continuous Track) 2017.012.20098 and earlier versions on Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat Reader DC (Continuous Track) 2017.012.20098 and earlier versions on Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat 2017 2017.011.30066 and earlier versions on Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat Reader 2017 2017.011.30066 and earlier versions on Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat DC (Classic Track) 2015.006.30355 and earlier versions on Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat Reader DC (Classic Track) 2015.006.30355 and earlier versions on Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat XI 11.0.22 and earlier versions on Windows and Macintosh
Reader XI 11.0.22 and earlier versions on Windows and Macintosh

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb17-36.html

CVE References

CVE-2017-16366