Advisory Details

January 12th, 2016

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Uninitialized Memory Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-16-015
ZDI-CAN-3264

CVE ID CVE-2016-0939
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 21176. 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 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 PDF files. By providing a malformed PDF file, an attacker can cause uninitialized memory to be dereferenced. An attacker could leverage this 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/apsb16-02.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2015-09-24 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2016-01-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Jaanus Kp
Clarified Security
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