Adobe Acrobat and Reader CVE-2019-16444 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Risk

Medium

Date Discovered

December 10, 2019

Description

Adobe Acrobat and Reader are prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability. Attackers can exploit this issue to gain elevated privileges and perform unauthorized actions.

Technologies Affected

  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30060
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30094
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30306
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30352
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30355
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30392
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30394
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30413
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30416
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30417
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30418
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30434
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30448
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30452
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30456
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30457
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30461
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30464
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30475
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30482
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30493
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30495
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30497
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30498
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30503
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30504
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2015.006.30505
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2017.009.20044
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2017.009.20058
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2017.011.30142
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2017.011.30143
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2017.011.30148
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2017.011.30150
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2017.011.30152
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2017.011.30155
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2019.008.20071
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2019.008.20080
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2019.008.20081
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2019.010.20064
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2019.010.20069
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2019.010.20091
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2019.010.20098
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2019.010.20099
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2019.010.20100
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2019.012.20034
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2019.012.20035
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2019.012.20040
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2019.021.20047
  • Adobe Acrobat DC 2019.021.20056
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30060
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30094
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30306
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30352
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30355
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30392
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30394
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30413
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30416
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30417
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30418
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30434
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30448
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30452
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30456
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30457
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30461
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30464
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30475
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30482
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30493
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30497
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30498
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30503
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30504
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.006.30505
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2017.009.20044
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2017.009.20058
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2017.011.30080
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2017.011.30099
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2017.011.30102
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2017.011.30105
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2017.011.30106
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2017.011.30110
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2017.011.30113
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2017.011.30120
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2017.011.30127
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2017.011.30138
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2017.011.30142
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2017.011.30143
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2017.011.30148
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2017.011.30150
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2017.011.30152
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2019.008.20071
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2019.008.20080
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2019.008.20081
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2019.010.20064
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2019.010.20069
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2019.010.20091
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2019.010.20098
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2019.010.20099
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2019.010.20100
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2019.012.20034
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2019.012.20035
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2019.012.20036
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2019.012.20040
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2019.021.20047
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2019.021.20056

Recommendations

Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.
Restrict local access to trusted and accountable individuals only.

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.

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.

References

Credits

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