Advisory Details

March 8th, 2016

Adobe Reader DC Uninitialized Memory Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-16-189
ZDI-CAN-3022

CVE ID CVE-2016-1007
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 20167. 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 handling of annotation gestures. The issue lies in the failure to properly initialize the gestures property prior to using it, leading to memory corruption. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary 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/apsb16-09.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2015-06-30 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2016-03-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT AbdulAziz Hariri - HP Zero Day Initiative
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