Advisory Published

CVE-2023-44338: ZDI-CAN-21493: Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Annotation Out-Of-Bounds Read Remote Code Execution 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 an out-of-bounds read vulnerability when parsing a crafted file, which could result in a read past the end of an allocated memory structure. An attacker could leverage this vulnerability to execute code 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-2023-44338?

    CVE-2023-44338 is a vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat Reader that allows remote code execution due to an out-of-bounds read vulnerability.

  • How does CVE-2023-44338 affect Adobe Acrobat Reader?

    CVE-2023-44338 affects Adobe Acrobat Reader versions 23.006.20360 and earlier, as well as versions 20.005.30524 and earlier.

  • What is the severity of CVE-2023-44338?

    The severity of CVE-2023-44338 is classified as high with a CVSS score of 7.8.

  • How can an attacker exploit CVE-2023-44338?

    An attacker can exploit CVE-2023-44338 by leveraging the out-of-bounds read vulnerability when parsing a crafted file, potentially leading to remote code execution.

  • Where can I find more information about CVE-2023-44338?

    You can find more information about CVE-2023-44338 on the Adobe Security Bulletin APSB23-54.


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