TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Adobe Digital Editions FlateDecode Out-Of-Bounds Read Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-17-102: February 14th, 2017


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Digital Editions

TippingPoint™ IPS Customer Protection

TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 26271. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:

Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose sensitive information on vulnerable installations of Adobe Digital Editions. 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 handling of FlateDecode streams. A crafted FlateDecode stream can trigger a read past the end of an allocated buffer. An attacker can leverage this in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code in 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

    2016-09-08 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2017-02-14 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Steven Seeley of Source Incite