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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Adobe Digital Editions Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Digital Editions Address Leak and XML Parsing Error Let Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037466
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-7888, CVE-2016-7889   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 14 2016
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.5.2 and prior
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Adobe Digital Editions. A user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

A memory address leak may occur [CVE-2016-7888].

A user can exploit an XML entity parsing error to obtain potentially sensitive information [CVE-2016-7889].

Steven Seeley of Source Incite (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative) and Craig Arendt reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (4.5.3).

The vendor advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Android, UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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