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Adobe Acrobat Data Exfiltration (CVE-2020-29075)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2020-1288
Date Published: 17 Dec 2020
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 27 Dec 2020
Industry Reference:CVE-2020-29075
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Adobe Acrobat DC 2020.013.20066 and prior
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2020.013.20064 and prior
Vulnerability Description A data exfiltration vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Acrobat. The vulnerability is due to the existence of two JavaScript functions that perform DNS lookups without requiring any specific user action. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user into opening a crafted PDF file in Acrobat.

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 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Acrobat Data Exfiltration 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:  Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Adobe Acrobat Data Exfiltration

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