Check Point Advisories

Adobe Acrobat and Reader Out-of-bounds Read (APSB17-36: CVE-2017-16404)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0958
Date Published: 14 Nov 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 28 May 2018
Source: Adobe Security Bulletin APSB17-36
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-16404
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Adobe Acrobat DC Continuous for Windows 2017.011.30059
Adobe Acrobat DC Continuous for Macintosh 2017.011.30059
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Continuous for Windows 2017.011.30059
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Continuous for Macintosh 2017.011.30059
Adobe Acrobat DC Classic for Windows 2015.006.30352
Adobe Acrobat DC Classic for Macintosh 2015.006.30352
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Classic for Windows 2015.006.30352
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Classic for Macintosh 2015.006.30352
Adobe Acrobat XI Desktop for Windows 11.0.21
Adobe Acrobat XI Desktop for Macintosh 11.0.21
Adobe Acrobat Reader XI Desktop for Windows 11.0.21
Adobe Acrobat Reader XI Desktop for Macintosh 11.0.21
Vulnerability Description A Out-of-bounds Read vulnerability exists in Adobe Reader and Acrobat. The vulnerability is due to the computation that writes data past the end of the intended buffer. An attacker can potentially leverage the vulnerability to corrupt sensitive data or execute arbitrary code.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: APSB17-36

Protection Overview

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.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Acrobat and Reader Out-of-bounds Read (APSB17-36: CVE-2017-16404) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Adobe Reader Violation.
Attack Information:  Adobe Acrobat and Reader Out-of-bounds Read (APSB17-36: CVE-2017-16404)

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