|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2016-0910|
|Date Published:||13 Oct 2016|
|Last Updated:||2 Sep 2018|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|| Acrobat DC Continuous 15.017.20053 and earlier versions Windows and Macintosh|
Acrobat Reader DC Continuous 15.017.20053 and earlier versions Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat DC Classic 15.006.30201 and earlier versions Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat Reader DC Classic 15.006.30201 and earlier versions Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat XI Desktop 11.0.17 and earlier versions Windows and Macintosh
Reader XI Desktop 11.0.17 and earlier versions Windows and Macintosh
|Vulnerability Description||A use after free vulnerability exists in Adobe Acrobat and Reader. The vulnerability is due to an error in the way Adobe Acrobat and Reader handles objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing the user to open a specially crafted PDF file.|
|Update/Patch Avaliable||Apply patches from: APSB16-33|
This protection detects 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.
This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Adobe Reader Violation.
Attack Information: Adobe Acrobat and Reader Use After Free (APSB16-33: CVE-2016-6953)