Advisory Published


First published: Thu Aug 10 2023(Updated: )

Adobe Acrobat Reader versions 23.003.20244 (and earlier) and 20.005.30467 (and earlier) are affected by an out-of-bounds read vulnerability that could lead to disclosure of sensitive memory. An attacker could leverage this vulnerability to bypass mitigations such as ASLR. Exploitation of this issue requires user interaction in that a victim must open a malicious file.


Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Adobe Acrobat Dc>=15.008.20082<23.003.20269
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC>=15.008.20082<23.003.20269
Apple macOS
Microsoft Windows
Adobe Acrobat Reader>=20.001.30005<=20.005.30516.10516
Adobe Acrobat Reader>=20.001.30005<20.005.30516.10516
Adobe Acrobat Reader>=20.001.30005<20.005.30514.10514
Adobe Acrobat Reader>=20.001.30005<20.005.30514.10514

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the vulnerability ID?

    The vulnerability ID is CVE-2023-38241.

  • Which versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader are affected by this vulnerability?

    Adobe Acrobat Reader versions 23.003.20244 and earlier, and 20.005.30467 and earlier are affected.

  • What is the severity of CVE-2023-38241?

    The severity of CVE-2023-38241 is medium.

  • What is the impact of this vulnerability?

    This vulnerability could lead to disclosure of sensitive memory and allow bypassing of mitigations such as ASLR.

  • How can this vulnerability be exploited?

    This vulnerability can be exploited to perform an out-of-bounds read.


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