Check Point Advisories

Adobe Acrobat and Reader Out-of-bounds read (APSB18-21: CVE-2018-5023)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2018-0659
Date Published: 10 Jul 2018
Severity: High
Last Updated: 10 Jul 2018
Source: Adobe Security Bulletin APSB18-21
Industry Reference:CVE-2018-5023
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Adobe Acrobat DC Continuous for Windows 2017.011.30080
Adobe Acrobat DC Continuous for Macintosh 2017.011.30080
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Continuous for Windows 2017.011.30080
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Continuous for Macintosh 2017.011.30080
Adobe Acrobat DC Classic for Windows 2015.006.30418
Adobe Acrobat DC Classic for Macintosh 2015.006.30418
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Classic for Windows 2015.006.30418
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Classic for Macintosh 2015.006.30418
Vulnerability Description A out of bounds read vulnerability exists in Adobe Acrobat and Reader. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: APSB18-21

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 (APSB18-21: CVE-2018-5023) 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 (APSB18-21: CVE-2018-5023)

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