Advisory Details

October 13th, 2015

Adobe Reader DC addForegroundSprite Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-15-477
ZDI-CAN-3046

CVE ID CVE-2015-6699
CVSS SCORE 5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
AFFECTED VENDORS Adobe
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Acrobat Reader DC
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 20838. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to gain information about the layout of memory on vulnerable installations of Adobe 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 the handling of the addForegroundSprite function. The issue lies in excess values being returned in the error message when improper arguments are given. An attacker can use this information in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code under 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
  • 2015-07-28 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2015-10-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT AbdulAziz Hariri and Jasiel Spelman of HP Zero Day Initiative
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