Date Discovered

July 12, 2016


Adobe Acrobat and Reader are prone to multiple unspecified memory-corruption vulnerabilities. Attackers can exploit these issues to execute arbitrary code in the context of the application. Failed attacks may cause a denial-of-service condition.

Technologies Affected

  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.0
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.06
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.07
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.08
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.09
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.1
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.10
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.11
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.12
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.13
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.14
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.15
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.16
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.2
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.3
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.4
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.6
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.7
  • Adobe Acrobat 11.0.9
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 15.006.30097
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 15.006.30119
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 15.006.30121
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 15.006.30172
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 15.006.30174
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 15.009.20077
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 15.010.20056
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 15.010.20059
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 15.010.20060
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 15.016.20039
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 15.016.20045
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 15.006.30097
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 15.006.30119
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 15.006.30121
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 15.006.30172
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 15.006.30174
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 15.009.20077
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 15.010.20056
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 15.010.20059
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 15.010.20060
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 15.016.20039
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 15.016.20045
  • Adobe Reader 11.0
  • Adobe Reader 11.0.03
  • Adobe Reader 11.0.04
  • Adobe Reader 11.0.05
  • Adobe Reader 11.0.06
  • Adobe Reader 11.0.07
  • Adobe Reader 11.0.08
  • Adobe Reader 11.0.09
  • Adobe Reader 11.0.1
  • Adobe Reader 11.0.10
  • Adobe Reader 11.0.11
  • Adobe Reader 11.0.12
  • Adobe Reader 11.0.13
  • Adobe Reader 11.0.14
  • Adobe Reader 11.0.15
  • Adobe Reader 11.0.16


Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This includes but is not limited to requests that include NOP sleds and unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from a successful exploit.

Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources.
To limit exposure to these and other latent vulnerabilities, never handle files that originate from unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
To reduce the likelihood of attacks, never visit sites of questionable integrity or follow links provided by unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Implement multiple redundant layers of security.
As an added precaution, deploy memory-protection schemes (such as nonexecutable stack/heap configuration and randomly mapped memory segments). This may complicate exploits of memory-corruption vulnerabilities.

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, run applications with the minimal amount of privileges required for functionality.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.



kdot working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative, Jaanus Kääp of Clarified Security working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative, AbdulAziz Hariri working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative, Stanko Jankovic, Ke Liu of Tencent’s Xuanwu LAB, Kai Lu of Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs, Sébastien Morin and Pier-Luc Maltais of COSIG.

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