Advisory Published

CVE-2023-44336: TALOS-2023-1794 - Adobe Acrobat Reader Thermometer use-after-free vulnerability

First published: Thu Nov 16 2023(Updated: )

Adobe Acrobat Reader versions 23.006.20360 (and earlier) and 20.005.30524 (and earlier) are affected by a Use After Free vulnerability that could result in arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user. Exploitation of this issue requires user interaction in that a victim must open a malicious file.

Credit: psirt@adobe.com

Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Adobe Acrobat Dc>=15.008.20082<23.006.20380
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC>=15.008.20082<23.006.20380
Apple macOS
Microsoft Windows
Adobe Acrobat Reader>=20.001.30005<=20.005.30539
Adobe Acrobat Reader>=20.001.30005<20.005.30539

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CVE-2023-44336?

    CVE-2023-44336 is a Use After Free vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat Reader that could result in arbitrary code execution.

  • Which versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader are affected by CVE-2023-44336?

    Adobe Acrobat Reader versions 23.006.20360 and earlier, as well as versions 20.005.30524 and earlier, are affected.

  • How can I exploit CVE-2023-44336?

    Exploitation of CVE-2023-44336 requires user interaction, where a victim must open a malicious file or visit a malicious website.

  • What is the severity of CVE-2023-44336?

    CVE-2023-44336 has a severity rating of 7.8, which is considered high.

  • How can I fix CVE-2023-44336?

    To fix CVE-2023-44336, update Adobe Acrobat Reader to version 23.006.20380 or newer.


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