Adobe Acrobat and Reader versions 2018.011.20038 and earlier, 2017.011.30079 and earlier, and 2015.006.30417 and earlier have a Double Free vulnerability. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.
Published 2018-07-09 19:29:03
Updated 2019-08-21 16:20:01
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Vulnerability category: Memory Corruption

CVE-2018-4990 is in the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

CISA vulnerability name:
Adobe Acrobat and Reader Double Free Vulnerability
CISA required action:
Apply updates per vendor instructions.
CISA description:
Adobe Acrobat and Reader have a double free vulnerability that could lead to remote code execution.
Added on 2022-06-08 Action due date 2022-06-22

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2018-4990

3.02%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 91 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2018-4990

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.8
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.6
6.4
NIST
8.8
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2018-4990

  • The product calls free() twice on the same memory address, potentially leading to modification of unexpected memory locations.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2018-4990

Products affected by CVE-2018-4990

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