Advisory Published

CVE-2023-44372: TALOS-2023-1842 - Adobe Acrobat Reader U3D page event 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
All of
Any of
Adobe Acrobat Dc>=15.008.20082<23.006.20380
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC>=15.008.20082<23.006.20380
Any of
Apple macOS
Microsoft Windows
All of
Any of
Adobe Acrobat Reader>=20.001.30005<=20.005.30539
Adobe Acrobat Reader>=20.001.30005<20.005.30539
Any of
Apple macOS
Microsoft Windows

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CVE-2023-44372?

    CVE-2023-44372 is a Use After Free vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat Reader that could lead to arbitrary code execution.

  • How does CVE-2023-44372 affect Adobe Acrobat Reader?

    CVE-2023-44372 affects Adobe Acrobat Reader versions 23.006.20360 and earlier, and 20.005.30524 and earlier.

  • What is the severity of CVE-2023-44372?

    CVE-2023-44372 has a severity rating of 7.8 (high).

  • How can CVE-2023-44372 be exploited?

    Exploiting CVE-2023-44372 requires user interaction, as the victim must open a malicious file.

  • Where can I find more information about CVE-2023-44372?

    You can find more information about CVE-2023-44372 at the following link: [Adobe Security Bulletin APSB23-54](https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb23-54.htm).


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