Advisory Details

October 13th, 2015

Adobe Reader DC ambientIlluminationColor Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-15-479
ZDI-CAN-3048

CVE ID CVE-2015-6701
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 20840. 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 ambientIlluminationColor property. The issue lies in excess values being returned in the error message when the property is called as a function. 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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