Advisory Details

May 12th, 2015

Adobe Acrobat Reader Line Annotations Out-Of-Bounds Read Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-15-209
ZDI-CAN-2714

CVE ID CVE-2015-3056
CVSS SCORE 6.8, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Adobe
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Reader
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 19449. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Adobe Acrobat Reader. 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 Line Annotations. A specially crafted Line Annotation can force Adobe Acrobat Reader to read memory past the end of an allocated object. An attacker could leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Adobe has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/reader/apsb15-10.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2015-01-27 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2015-05-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Brian Gorenc - HP Zero Day Initiative
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