Security bulletin for Adobe Acrobat and Reader | APSB19-18
Bulletin ID Date Published Priority
APSB19-18 May 14, 2019 2

Summary

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader for Windows and macOS. These updates address critical and important vulnerabilities.  Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.     

Affected Versions

Product Track Affected Versions Platform
Acrobat DC  Continuous 
2019.010.20100 and earlier versions 
Windows and macOS
Acrobat Reader DC Continuous
2019.010.20099 and earlier versions Windows and macOS
       
Acrobat 2017 Classic 2017 2017.011.30140 and earlier version Windows and macOS
Acrobat Reader 2017 Classic 2017 2017.011.30138 and earlier version Windows and macOS
       
Acrobat DC  Classic 2015 2015.006.30495 and earlier versions  Windows and macOS
Acrobat Reader DC  Classic 2015 2015.006.30493 and earlier versions  Windows and macOS

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 macOS, 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 2019.012.20034 Windows and macOS 2

Windows


macOS

Acrobat Reader DC Continuous 2019.012.20034
Windows and macOS 2

Windows


macOS

           
Acrobat 2017 Classic 2017 2017.011.30142 Windows and macOS 2

Windows

macOS

Acrobat Reader DC 2017 Classic 2017 2017.011.30142 Windows and macOS 2

Windows

macOS

           
Acrobat DC Classic 2015 2015.006.30497 Windows and macOS 2

Windows

macOS

Acrobat Reader DC Classic 2015 2015.006.30497 Windows and macOS 2

Windows

macOS

Vulnerability Details

Vulnerability Category Vulnerability Impact Severity CVE Number
Out-of-Bounds Read  Information Disclosure   Important  

CVE-2019-7841

CVE-2019-7836

CVE-2019-7826

CVE-2019-7813

CVE-2019-7812

CVE-2019-7811

CVE-2019-7810

CVE-2019-7803

CVE-2019-7802

CVE-2019-7801

CVE-2019-7799

CVE-2019-7798

CVE-2019-7795

CVE-2019-7794

CVE-2019-7793

CVE-2019-7790

CVE-2019-7789

CVE-2019-7787

CVE-2019-7780

CVE-2019-7778

CVE-2019-7777

CVE-2019-7776

CVE-2019-7775

CVE-2019-7774

CVE-2019-7773

CVE-2019-7771

CVE-2019-7770

CVE-2019-7769

CVE-2019-7758

CVE-2019-7145

CVE-2019-7144

CVE-2019-7143

CVE-2019-7142

CVE-2019-7141

CVE-2019-7140

Out-of-Bounds Write Arbitrary Code Execution   Critical   

CVE-2019-7829

CVE-2019-7825

CVE-2019-7822

CVE-2019-7818

CVE-2019-7804

CVE-2019-7800

Type Confusion   Arbitrary Code Execution   Critical    CVE-2019-7820
Use After Free   Arbitrary Code Execution   Critical   

CVE-2019-7835

CVE-2019-7834

CVE-2019-7833

CVE-2019-7832

CVE-2019-7831

CVE-2019-7830

CVE-2019-7823

CVE-2019-7821

CVE-2019-7817

CVE-2019-7814

CVE-2019-7809

CVE-2019-7808

CVE-2019-7807

CVE-2019-7806

CVE-2019-7805

CVE-2019-7797

CVE-2019-7796

CVE-2019-7792

CVE-2019-7791

CVE-2019-7788

CVE-2019-7786

CVE-2019-7785

CVE-2019-7783

CVE-2019-7782

CVE-2019-7781

CVE-2019-7772

CVE-2019-7768

CVE-2019-7767

CVE-2019-7766

CVE-2019-7765

CVE-2019-7764

CVE-2019-7763

CVE-2019-7762

CVE-2019-7761

CVE-2019-7760

CVE-2019-7759

Heap Overflow Arbitrary Code Execution   Critical   

CVE-2019-7828

CVE-2019-7827

Buffer Error Arbitrary Code Execution   Critical CVE-2019-7824
Double Free Arbitrary Code Execution     Critical  CVE-2019-7784
Security Bypass Arbitrary Code Execution  Critical  CVE-2019-7779

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:   

  •  Xu Peng and Su Purui from TCA/SKLCS Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2019-7830, CVE-2019-7817)
  • hungtt28 of Viettel Cyber Security working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2019-7826, CVE-2019-7820) 

  • Esteban Ruiz (mr_me) of Source Incite working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2019-7825, CVE-2019-7822, CVE-2019-7821)

  • Anonymous working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2019-7824, CVE-2019-7823, CVE-2019-7797, CVE-2019-7759, CVE-2019-7758) 

  • T3rmin4t0r working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2019-7796)

  • Ron Waisberg working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2019-7794) 

  • Xudong Shao of Qihoo360 Vulcan Team (CVE-2019-7784)

  • Peternguyen working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2019-7814, CVE-2019-7760) 

  • Gal De Leon of Palo Alto Networks (CVE-2019-7762)

  • Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos (CVE-2019-7831, CVE-2019-7761) 

  • hemidallt working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2019-7809)

  • Ke Liu of Tencent Security Xuanwu Lab (CVE-2019-7780, CVE-2019-7779, CVE-2019-7771, CVE-2019-7770, CVE-2019-7769, CVE-2019-7811, CVE-2019-7795, CVE-2019-7789, CVE-2019-7788) 

  • Steven Seeley via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2019-7829, CVE-2019-7828, CVE-2019-7827, CVE-2019-7810, CVE-2019-7804, CVE-2019-7803, CVE-2019-7802, CVE-2019-7801, CVE-2019-7800, CVE-2019-7799, CVE-2019-7798, CVE-2019-7787, CVE-2019-7786, CVE-2019-7785, CVE-2019-7145, CVE-2019-7144, CVE-2019-7143, CVE-2019-7141, CVE-2019-7140)

  • Wei Lei of STARLabs (CVE-2019-7142) 

  • @j00sean (CVE-2019-7812, CVE-2019-7791, CVE-2019-7790)

  • willJ working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative (CVE-2019-7818) 

  • Zhenjie Jia from Qihoo360 Vulcan team (CVE-2019-7813)

  • Zhibin Zhang of Palo Alto Networks (CVE-2019-7841, CVE-2019-7836, CVE-2019-7835, CVE-2019-7774, CVE-2019-7767) 

  • Bo Qu of Palo Alto Networks and Heige of Knownsec 404 Security Team (CVE-2019-7773, CVE-2019-7766, CVE-2019-7764)

  • Qi Deng of Palo Alto Networks (CVE-2019-7834, CVE-2019-7833, CVE-2019-7832, CVE-2019-7772, CVE-2019-7768) 

  • Hui Gao of Palo Alto Networks (CVE-2019-7808, CVE-2019-7807, CVE-2019-7806)

  • Zhaoyan Xu of Palo Alto Networks (CVE-2019-7793, CVE-2019-7792, CVE-2019-7783) 

  • Zhanglin He of Palo Alto Networks (CVE-2019-7782, CVE-2019-7781, CVE-2019-7778, CVE-2019-7765)

  • Taojie Wang of Palo Alto Networks (CVE-2019-7777, CVE-2019-7776, CVE-2019-7775, CVE-2019-7763) 

  • An independent Security Researcher has reported this vulnerability to SSD Secure Disclosure program (CVE-2019-7805)

Revisions

July 08, 2019: Updated Acknowledgements section