Security Updates Available for Adobe Acrobat and Reader

Release date: April 6, 2017

Last updated: August 8, 2017

Vulnerability identifier: APSB17-11

Priority: 2

CVE numbers: CVE-2017-3011, CVE-2017-3012, CVE-2017-3013, CVE-2017-3014, CVE-2017-3015, CVE-
2017-3017, CVE-2017-3018, CVE-2017-3019, CVE-2017-3020, CVE-2017-3021, CVE-2017-3022, CVE-
2017-3023, CVE-2017-3024, CVE-2017-3025, CVE-2017-3026, CVE-2017-3027, CVE-2017-3028, CVE-
2017-3029, CVE-2017-3030, CVE-2017-3031, CVE-2017-3032, CVE-2017-3033, CVE-2017-3034, CVE-
2017-3035, CVE-2017-3036, CVE-2017-3037, CVE-2017-3038, CVE-2017-3039, CVE-2017-3040, CVE-
2017-3041, CVE-2017-3042, CVE-2017-3043, CVE-2017-3044, CVE-2017-3045, CVE-2017-3046, CVE-
2017-3047, CVE-2017-3048, CVE-2017-3049, CVE-2017-3050, CVE-2017-3051, CVE-2017-3052, CVE-
2017-3053, CVE-2017-3054, CVE-2017-3055, CVE-2017-3056, CVE-2017-3057, CVE-2017-3065

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 Track Affected Versions Platform
Acrobat DC Continuous 15.023.20070 and earlier versions
Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat Reader DC Continuous 15.023.20070 and earlier versions
Windows and Macintosh
       
Acrobat DC Classic 15.006.30280 and earlier versions
Windows and Macintosh
Acrobat Reader DC Classic 15.006.30280 and earlier versions
Windows and Macintosh
       
Acrobat XI Desktop 11.0.19 and earlier versions Windows and Macintosh
Reader XI Desktop 11.0.19 and earlier versions Windows and Macintosh

For more information on Acrobat DC, please visit the Acrobat DC FAQ page.

For more information on 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.

Adobe categorizes these updates with the following priority ratings and recommends users update their installation to the newest version:

Product Track Updated Versions Platform Priority Rating Availability
Acrobat DC Continuous 2017.009.20044
Windows and Macintosh 2 Windows
Macintosh
Acrobat Reader DC Continuous 2017.009.20044
Windows and Macintosh 2 Download Center
           
Acrobat DC Classic 2015.006.30306
Windows and Macintosh
2 Windows
Macintosh
Acrobat Reader DC Classic 2015.006.30306 
Windows and Macintosh 2 Windows
Macintosh
           
Acrobat XI Desktop 11.0.20 Windows and Macintosh 2 Windows
Macintosh
Reader XI Desktop 11.0.20 Windows and Macintosh 2 Windows
Macintosh

Vulnerability Details

  • These updates resolve use-after-free vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-
    2017-3014, CVE-2017-3026, CVE-2017-3027, CVE-2017-3035, CVE-2017-3047, CVE-2017-3057).
  • These updates resolve heap buffer overflow vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution
    (CVE-2017-3042, CVE-2017-3048, CVE-2017-3049, CVE-2017-3055).
  • These updates resolve memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution
    (CVE-2017-3015, CVE-2017-3017, CVE-2017-3018, CVE-2017-3019, CVE-2017-3023, CVE-2017-
    3024, CVE-2017-3025, CVE-2017-3028, CVE-2017-3030, CVE-2017-3036, CVE-2017-3037, CVE-
    2017-3038, CVE-2017-3039, CVE-2017-3040, CVE-2017-3041, CVE-2017-3044, CVE-2017-3050,
    CVE-2017-3051, CVE-2017-3054, CVE-2017-3056, CVE-2017-3065).
  • These updates resolve integer overflow vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-
    2017-3011, CVE-2017-3034).
  • These updates resolve memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to a memory address
    leak (CVE-2017-3020, CVE-2017-3021, CVE-2017-3022, CVE-2017-3029, CVE-2017-3031, CVE-
    2017-3032, CVE-2017-3033, CVE-2017-3043, CVE-2017-3045, CVE-2017-3046, CVE-2017-3052,
    CVE-2017-3053).
  • These updates resolve vulnerabilities in the directory search path used to find resources that
    could lead to code execution (CVE-2017-3012, CVE-2017-3013).

Note:

CVE-2017-3038 was resolved in 2017.009.20044 and 2015.006.30306, but the fix was incomplete for version 11.0.20.  This vulnerability has been completely resolved in version 11.0.21 (August 2017 release).  

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:

  • Nicolas Gregoire - Agarri working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2017-3031)
  • Weizhong Qian, Fuhao Li and Huinian Yang of ART&UESTC's Neklab (CVE-2017-3037)
  • Anonymously reported via iDefense Vulnerability Contributor Program (VCP) (CVE-2017-3014,
    CVE-2017-3027)
  • riusksk (CVE-2017-3039)
  • riusksk working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2017-3040)
  • LiuBenjin of Qihoo360 CodeSafe Team working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2017-
    3055)
  • Nikolas Sotiriu (CVE-2017-3013)
  • Keen Team working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2017-3056, CVE-2017-3057)
  • Toan Pham Van ( @__suto ) (CVE-2017-3041)
  • AbdulAziz Hariri of Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative and Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Offensive
    Security working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2017-3042)
  • AbdulAziz Hariri of Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2017-3043)
  • Ashfaq Ansari - Project Srishti via iDefense Vulnerability Contributor Program (VCP) (CVE-2017-
    3038)
  • Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Offensive Security (CVE-2017-3026, CVE-2017-3054)
  • kimyok of Tencent Security Platform Department (CVE-2017-3017, CVE-2017-3018, CVE-2017-3024, CVE-2017-3025, CVE-2017-3065)
  • kdot working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2017-3019)
  • GRIMM (CVE-2017-3030)
  • Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Offensive Security working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative
    (CVE-2017-3047, CVE-2017-3049)
  • Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Offensive Security working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative and Ke Liu of Tencent's Xuanwu LAB (CVE-2017-3050)
  • Ke Liu of Tencent's Xuanwu LAB (CVE-2017-3012, CVE-2017-3015)
  • soiax working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2017-3022)
  • Sebastian Apelt (Siberas) working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2017-3034, CVE-
    2017-3035)
  • Ke Liu of Tencent's Xuanwu LAB working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2017-3020,
    CVE-2017-3021, CVE-2017-3023, CVE-2017-3028, CVE-2017-3036, CVE-2017-3048, CVE-2017-
    3051, CVE-2017-3052, CVE-2017-3053)
  • Jun Mao of Tencent PC Manager via GeekPwn (CVE-2017-3011)
  • Giwan Go of STEALIEN working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2017-3029, CVE-
    2017-3032, CVE-2017-3033, CVE-2017-3044, CVE-2017-3045, CVE-2017-3046)

Revisions

April 27, 2017: Updated acknowledgement to CVE-2017-3050 which were inadvertently omitted from the bulletin.

May 11, 2017: Updated acknowledgement to CVE-2017-3040 which were inadvertently omitted from the bulletin.

August 8, 2017: Added a note below the vulnerability details section to clarify status of CVE-2017-3038.