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.
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
- 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||Updated Versions||Platform||Priority Rating||Availability|
|Acrobat DC (Continuous Track)||2018.009.20044
||Windows and Macintosh||2||Windows
|Acrobat Reader DC (Continuous Track)||2018.009.20044
||Windows and Macintosh||2||Download Center|
|Acrobat 2017||2017.011.30068||Windows and Macintosh||2||Windows
|Acrobat Reader 2017||2017.011.30068||Windows and Macintosh||2||Windows
|Acrobat DC (Classic Track)||2015.006.30392
||Windows and Macintosh
|Acrobat Reader DC (Classic Track)||2015.006.30392
||Windows and Macintosh||2||Windows
|Acrobat XI||11.0.23||Windows and Macintosh||2||Windows
|Reader XI||11.0.23||Windows and Macintosh||2||Windows
As noted in this previous announcement, support for Adobe Acrobat 11.x and Adobe Reader 11.x ended on October 15, 2017. Version 11.0.23 is the final release for Adobe Acrobat 11.x and Adobe Reader 11.x. Adobe strongly recommends that you update to the latest versions of Adobe Acrobat DC and Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. By updating installations to the latest versions, you benefit from the latest functional enhancements and improved security measures.
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:
- Toan Pham Van (@__suto) (CVE-2017-16362, CVE-2017-16363, CVE-2017-16364, CVE-2017-16365)
- Ke Liu of Tencent's Xuanwu LAB working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2017-11307, CVE-2017-11308, CVE-2017-11240, CVE-2017-11250, CVE-2017-16381, CVE-2017-16382, CVE-2017-16383, CVE-2017-16384, CVE-2017-16385, CVE-2017-16386, CVE-2017-16387, CVE-2017-16397, CVE-2017-16400, CVE-2017-16401, CVE-2017-16402, CVE-2017-16403, CVE-2017-16404, CVE-2017-11306)
- Ke Liu of Tencent’s Xuanwu LAB (CVE-2017-16370, CVE-2017-16371, CVE-2017-16372, CVE-2017-16373, CVE-2017-16374, CVE-2017-16375)
- Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Offensive Security working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2017-16369)
- Kamlapati Choubey, TELUS Security Labs (CVE-2017-16415)
- Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos http://talosintelligence.com/vulnerability-reports/ (CVE-2017-16367)
- Jun Kokatsu (@shhnjk) (CVE-2017-16366, CVE-2017-16361)
- riusksk (泉哥) of Tencent Security Platform Department (CVE-2017-11293, CVE-2017-16408, CVE-2017-16410, CVE-2017-16411, CVE-2017-16399, CVE-2017-16395, CVE-2017-16394, CVE-2017-11253)
- riusksk (泉哥) of Tencent Security Platform Department and Ke Liu of Tencent's Xuanwu LAB working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2017-16409)
- Marcin Towalski (CVE-2017-16391)
- Lin Wang of Beihang University (CVE-2017-16416, CVE-2017-16417, CVE-2017-16418, CVE-2017-16405)
- willJ of Tencent PC Manager (CVE-2017-16419, CVE-2017-16412, CVE-2017-16413, CVE-2017-16396, CVE-2017-16397)
- Cybellum Technologies LTD cybellum.com (CVE-2017-16376, CVE-2017-16377, CVE-2017-16378, CVE-2017-16379)
- willJ of Tencent PC Manager and Ke Liu of Tencent's Xuanwu LAB working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2017-16406, CVE-2017-16407, CVE-2017-16392)
- Richard Warren of NCC Group Plc (CVE-2017-16380)
- Gal De Leon of Palo Alto Networks (CVE-2017-16388, CVE-2017-16389, CVE-2017-16390, CVE-2017-16393, CVE-2017-16398, CVE-2017-16414, CVE-2017-16420)
- Toan Pham @__suto (CVE-2017-16360)
- Ashfaq Ansari - Project Srishti working with iDefense Labs and mtowalski working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2017-16368)
January 2, 2018: Added references to CVE-2017-11307, CVE-2017-11308, CVE-2017-11240 and CVE-2017-11250, which were inadvertently omitted from the bulletin.
February 20, 2018: Added references to CVE-2017-11306 and CVE-2017-11253, which were inadvertently omitted from the bulletin.
March 20, 2018: Added additional credits for CVE-2017-16409, CVE-2017-16407, CVE-2017-16406, CVE-2017-16368 and CVE-2017-16392.