MS-ISAC CYBERSECURITY ADVISORIES

MS-ISAC ADVISORY NUMBER:
2016-105

DATE(S) ISSUED:
07/12/2016

SUBJECT:
Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader Could Allow for Remote Code Execution (APSB16-26)

OVERVIEW: Multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader could allow for remote code execution. Adobe Acrobat and Reader allow a user to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). Successful exploitation could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full system rights.

THREAT INTELLIGENCE:

There are currently no reports of these vulnerabilities being exploited in the wild.

SYSTEMS AFFECTED INTELLIGENCE:

  • Adobe Acrobat DC version prior to 15.016.20045 for Windows and Macintosh
  • Acrobat Reader DC version prior to 15.016.20045 for Windows and Macintosh
  • Acrobat DC version prior to 15.006.30174 for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC version prior to 15.006.30174 for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Acrobat XI version prior to 11.0.16 Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Reader XI version prior to 11.0.16 for Windows and Macintosh

RISK:

Government:

  • Large and medium government entities: High
  • Small government entities: Medium

Businesses:

  • Large and medium business entities: High
  • Small business entities: Medium

 Home users: Low

TECHNICAL SUMMARY:

Adobe Acrobat and Reader are prone to multiple vulnerabilities, the most severe of which could allow for remote code execution. The vulnerabilities are as follows:

  • Integer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2016-4210).
  • Vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2016-4190).
  • Heap buffer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2016-4209).
  • Bypass restrictions on Javascript API execution (CVE-2016-4215).
  • Memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2016-4189, CVE-2016-4191, CVE-2016-4192, CVE-2016-4193, CVE-2016-4194, CVE-2016-4195, CVE-2016-4196, CVE-2016-4197, CVE-2016-4198, CVE-2016-4199, CVE-2016-4200, CVE-2016-4201, CVE-2016-4202, CVE-2016-4203, CVE-2016-4204, CVE-2016-4205, CVE-2016-4206, CVE-2016-4207, CVE-2016-4208, CVE-2016-4211, CVE-2016-4212, CVE-2016-4213, CVE-2016-4214, CVE-2016-4250, CVE-2016-4251, CVE-2016-4252).

Successful exploitation could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full system rights.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

We recommend the following actions be taken:

  • Install the updates provided by Adobe immediately after appropriate testing.
  • Remind users not to visit websites or follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources
  • Limit user account privileges to those required only.
  • Do not open email attachments from unknown or untrusted sources.

REFERENCES:

REFERENCES:

Adobe:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb16-26.html

 

CVE:

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4189

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4190

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4191

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4192

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4193

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4194

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4195

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4196

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4197

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4198

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4199

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4200

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4201

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4202

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4203

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4204

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4205

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4206

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4207

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4208

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4209

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4210

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4211

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4212

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4213

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4214

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4215

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4250

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4251

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4252

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4254

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4255

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4189

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4190

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4191

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4192

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4193

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4194

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4195

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4196

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4197

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4198

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4199

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4200

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4201

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4202

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4203

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4204

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4205

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4206

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4207

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4208

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4209

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4210

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4211

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4212

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4213

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4214

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4215

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4250

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4251

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4252

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4254

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4255