Advisory Details

October 13th, 2015

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Color Object Address Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-15-475
ZDI-CAN-3036

CVE ID CVE-2015-6697
CVSS SCORE 6.8, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Adobe
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Acrobat Pro DC
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to gain information about the layout of memory 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 implementation of color objects in light objects. The RGB values returned from a newly created light object can disclose the heap address of a color object. An attacker can use this information in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute code in the context of the process.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Adobe has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb15-24.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2015-07-02 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2015-10-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT AbdulAziz Hariri - HP Zero Day Initiative
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