Advisory Details

May 10th, 2016

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Close Page Action Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-16-298
ZDI-CAN-3474

CVE ID CVE-2016-1050
CVSS SCORE 6.8, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Adobe
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Acrobat Pro DC
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 22750. 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 Pro 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 Close page action. A specially crafted Close page action can force a dangling pointer to be reused after it has been freed. An attacker can 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/apsb16-14.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2015-12-22 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2016-05-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT AbdulAziz Hariri - HPE Zero Day Initiative
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