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Adobe Patches 87 Vulnerabilities in Acrobat Software

December 11, 2018 / Eduard Kovacs

The December 2018 Patch Tuesday updates released by Adobe address a total of 87 vulnerabilities affecting the company’s Acrobat software. The vulnerabilities impact the Windows and macOS versions of Acrobat and Acrobat Reader DC (Continuous and Classic 2015 tracks), and Acrobat and Acrobat Reader 2017 products. The list of security holes includes various types of critical bugs that can lead to arbitrary code execution, including buffer errors, untrusted pointer dereference, use-after-free, and heap overflow. The critical flaws also include several security bypass issues that can lead to privilege escalation. Tens of out-of-bounds read, integer overflow and security bypass issues that can result in information disclosure have been classified as “important.” Representatives of Tencent, Source Incite, NSFocus, Beihang University, Trend Micro, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Baidu, Qihoo 360, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Cisco Talos, Zero Day Initiative, Palo Alto Netwo...