Update: Adobe Acrobat und Reader DC (2019.10.20069)

win7[German]Adobe has released a hotfix update for Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader DC to version 2019.10.20069. This is an update outside the normal update cycle that was released on January 3, 2019.


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Within a Security Bulletin for Adobe Acrobat and Reader (APSB19-02), Adobe states that the hotfix addresses critical vulnerabilities. A Use after Free vulnerability (CVE-2018-16011) allows code execution. The security bypass vulnerability (CVE-2018-16018) allows privileges to be increased. Successful exploitation can result in arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user. The following versions are affected:

Product Track Affected Versions Platform
Acrobat DC Continuous 2019.010.20064 and earlier versions Windows and macOS
Acrobat Reader DC Continuous 2019.010.20064 and earlier versions Windows and macOS
       
Acrobat 2017 Classic 2017 2017.011.30110 and earlier version Windows and macOS
Acrobat Reader 2017 Classic 2017 2017.011.30110 and earlier version Windows and macOS
       
Acrobat DC Classic 2015 2015.006.30461 and earlier versions Windows and macOS
Acrobat Reader DC Classic 2015 2015.006.30461 and earlier versions Windows and macOS

By default, Adobe products should automatically update to the new version. The update is also available for Windows and macOS on this website and here as well as via the links in the table below.   

Product Track Updated Versions Platform Availability
Acrobat DC Continuous 2019.010.20069 Windows and macOS Windows

macOS

Acrobat Reader DC Continuous 2019.010.20069 Windows and macOS Windows

macOS

           
Acrobat 2017 Classic 2017 2017.011.30113 Windows and macOS Windows

macOS

Acrobat Reader DC 2017 Classic 2017 2017.011.30113 Windows and macOS Windows

macOS

           
Acrobat DC Classic 2015 2015.006.30464 Windows and macOS Windows

macOS

Acrobat Reader DC Classic 2015 2015.006.30464 Windows and macOS Windows

macOS

In addition to the security fixes, the update also contains the following bug fixes: 

  • 4265190: When opening with XDP/XFDF file in IE, the corresponding PDF does not open in the same tab but opens in another tab/default browser
  • 4265294, 4265316: File zooms out automatically in case auto fill list appears at the bottom of the page
  • 4265249, 4265312: Acrobat crashing on RDS farm on startup. Crash happens because Acrobat/Reader tries to load DigSig acrodata file but is unable to access it leading to crash
  • 4265274: Comment RHP opens on selecting any annot in Document view

Further information can be found on this website.

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