TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC JPEG2000 Parsing Out-Of-Bounds Write Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-267: April 11th, 2017


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

Affected Products

    Acrobat Pro DC

Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Adobe Acrobat Pro 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 parsing of JPEG2000 images. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in a write past the end of an allocated 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

    2017-02-16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2017-04-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Giwan Go of STEALIEN