Fortinet Discovers Memory Corruption Vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Reader
Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a memory corruption vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Reader.
Adobe Acrobat and Reader are products of Adobe Systems. They are developed to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). They are the most popular PDF applications. The freeware Adobe Reader, available for several desktop and mobile platforms, can view, print and annotate PDF files. The commercial proprietary Acrobat, available for Microsoft Windows and OS X only, can also create, edit, convert, digitally sign, encrypt, export and publish PDF files.
A memory corruption vulnerability has been discovered in Acrobat and Reader. The vulnerability is caused by a crafted PDF file which causes an out of bounds memory write. It could allow malicious users to create code execution scenarios.
SolutionsFortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:
Released Jul 22, 2016
Users should apply the solution provided by Adobe.
This vulnerability was reported to Adobe on 2016-07-06. Adobe confirmed it on 2016-07-20.
This vulnerability was discovered by Kushal Arvind Shah of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.