Advisory Details

January 12th, 2016

Adobe Reader DC Forms Out-Of-Bounds Read Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-16-013
ZDI-CAN-3265

CVE ID CVE-2016-0938
CVSS SCORE 6.8, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
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 20987. 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 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 AcroForm plugin. A specially crafted PDF file can force Adobe Reader DC 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/acrobat/apsb16-02.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2015-09-15 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2016-01-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Jaanus Kp
Clarified Security
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