Check Point Advisories

Adobe Acrobat and Reader Memory Corruption (APSB16-02: CVE-2016-0933)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-0033
Date Published: 21 Jan 2016
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 26 Dec 2017
Source: Adobe APSB16-02
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-0933
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Acrobat DC 2015.009.20077
Acrobat Reader DC 2015.009.20077
Acrobat DC 2015.006.30097
Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30097
Acrobat XI 2011.0.13
Reader XI 2011.0.13
Vulnerability Description A memory corruption vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Acrobat and Reader. The vulnerability is due to an error in Adobe Acrobat and Reader while parsing a corrupted PDF file. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted PDF file.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: APSB16-02

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Acrobat and Reader Memory Corruption (APSB16-02: CVE-2016-0933) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Adobe Reader Violation.
Attack Information:  Adobe Acrobat and Reader Memory Corruption (APSB16-02: CVE-2016-0933)

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