Adobe Acrobat Reader versions 23.003.20244 (and earlier) and 20.005.30467 (and earlier) are affected by an Untrusted Search Path vulnerability that could lead to Application denial-of-service. An attacker could leverage this vulnerability if the default PowerShell Set-ExecutionPolicy is set to Unrestricted, making the attack complexity high. Exploitation of this issue requires user interaction in that a victim must open a malicious file.
Published 2023-08-10 14:15:12
Updated 2023-08-15 17:49:51
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: File inclusionDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2023-29299

0.05%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 19 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2023-29299

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.7
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.0
3.6
NIST
4.7
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.0
3.6
Adobe Systems Incorporated

CWE ids for CVE-2023-29299

  • The product searches for critical resources using an externally-supplied search path that can point to resources that are not under the product's direct control.
    Assigned by: psirt@adobe.com (Primary)

References for CVE-2023-29299

Products affected by CVE-2023-29299

  • Adobe » Acrobat Reader » Classic Edition
    Versions from including (>=) 20.001.30005 and before (<) 20.005.30516.10516
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:*:*:*:*:classic:*:*:*
    When used together with: Apple » Macos » Version: N/A
  • Adobe » Acrobat Reader » Classic Edition
    Versions from including (>=) 20.001.30005 and before (<) 20.005.30514.10514
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader:*:*:*:*:classic:*:*:*
    When used together with: Microsoft » Windows » Version: N/A
  • Adobe » Acrobat » Classic Edition
    Versions from including (>=) 20.001.30005 and up to, including, (<=) 20.005.30516.10516
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:*:*:*:*:classic:*:*:*
    When used together with: Apple » Macos » Version: N/A
  • Adobe » Acrobat » Classic Edition
    Versions from including (>=) 20.001.30005 and before (<) 20.005.30514.10514
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat:*:*:*:*:classic:*:*:*
    When used together with: Microsoft » Windows » Version: N/A
  • Adobe » Acrobat Dc » Continuous Edition
    Versions from including (>=) 15.008.20082 and before (<) 23.003.20269
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_dc:*:*:*:*:continuous:*:*:*
    When used together with: Apple » Macos » Version: N/A
    When used together with: Microsoft » Windows » Version: N/A
  • Adobe » Acrobat Reader Dc » Continuous Edition
    Versions from including (>=) 15.008.20082 and before (<) 23.003.20269
    cpe:2.3:a:adobe:acrobat_reader_dc:*:*:*:*:continuous:*:*:*
    When used together with: Apple » Macos » Version: N/A
    When used together with: Microsoft » Windows » Version: N/A
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