Adobe Reader DC XFA dashDotDot Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-17-261: April 11th, 2017
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Adobe Acrobat 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 XFA's dashDotDot. The issue results from the lack of validating 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 ResponseAdobe has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2017-01-09 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2017-04-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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