Adobe Security Bulletin

Security Updates Available for Adobe Acrobat and Reader

Release date: March 3, 2016

Last updated: March 8, 2016

Vulnerability identifier: APSB16-09

Priority: 2

CVE Numbers: CVE-2016-1007, CVE-2016-1008, CVE-2016-1009

Platform: Windows and Macintosh

Summary

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader for Windows and Macintosh. These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Affected Versions

Product

Affected Versions

Platform

Acrobat DC

Continuous

15.010.20059 and earlier versions

Windows and Macintosh

Acrobat Reader DC

Continuous

15.010.20059 and earlier versions

Windows and Macintosh

 

 

 

 

Acrobat DC

Classic

15.006.30119 and earlier versions

Windows and Macintosh

Acrobat Reader DC

Classic

15.006.30119 and earlier versions

Windows and Macintosh

 

 

 

 

Acrobat XI

Desktop

11.0.14 and earlier versions

Windows and Macintosh

Reader XI

Desktop

11.0.14 and earlier versions

Windows and Macintosh

For questions regarding Acrobat DC, please visit the Acrobat DC FAQ page. For questions regarding Acrobat Reader DC, please visit the Acrobat Reader DC FAQ page.

Solution

Adobe recommends users update their software installations to the latest versions by following the instructions below.

The latest product versions are available to end users via one of the following methods:

  • Users can update their product installations manually by choosing Help > Check for Updates. 
  • The products will update automatically, without requiring user intervention, when updates are detected. 
  • The full Acrobat Reader installer can be downloaded from the Acrobat Reader Download Center.

For IT administrators (managed environments):

  • Download the enterprise installers from ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/, or refer to the specific release note version for links to installers. 
  • Install updates via your preferred methodology, such as AIP-GPO, bootstrapper, SCUP/SCCM (Windows), or on Macintosh, Apple Remote Desktop and SSH.

Product

Updated Versions

Platform

Priority Rating

Availability

Acrobat DC

Continuous

15.010.20060

Windows and Macintosh

2

Acrobat Reader DC

Continuous

15.010.20060

Windows and Macintosh

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acrobat DC

Classic

15.006.30121

Windows and Macintosh

2

Acrobat Reader DC

Classic

15.006.30121

Windows and Macintosh

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acrobat XI

Desktop

11.0.15

Windows and Macintosh

2

Reader XI

Desktop

11.0.15

Windows and Macintosh

2

Vulnerability Details

  • These updates resolve memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2016-1007, CVE-2016-1009). 
  • These updates resolve a vulnerability in the directory search path used to find resources that could lead to code execution (CVE-2016-1008).

Acknowledgements

Adobe would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for reporting the relevant issues and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers:

  • AbdulAziz Hariri of HPE's Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2016-1007)
  • AbdulAziz Hariri and Jasiel Spelman of HPE's Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2016-1008)
  • Jaanus Kp of Clarified Security, working with HPE's Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2016-1009)
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