Check Point Advisories

Adobe Acrobat and Reader Remote Code Execution (CVE-2016-0942)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-1142
Date Published: 23 Feb 2021
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 23 Feb 2021
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-0942
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Adobe Reader and Acrobat before 11.0.14
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Adobe Acrobat and Reader. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

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 and Reader Remote Code Execution (CVE-2016-0942) 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 Remote Code Execution (CVE-2016-0942)

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