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Adobe Reader DC XFA Layout Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-021: January 10th, 2017

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Vulnerability Details


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Adobe Reader DC. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the XFA subform layout. The process does not properly validate the existence of an object prior to performing operations on the object. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.

Vendor Response

Adobe has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2016-11-03 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2017-01-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory

Credit

This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Anonymous