Advisory Details

May 10th, 2016

Adobe Reader DC XFA Uninitialized Pointer Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-16-321
ZDI-CAN-3508

CVE ID CVE-2016-1073
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 23975. 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 XFA forms. The issue lies in the failure to properly initialize a variable 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/apsb16-14.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2016-02-04 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2016-05-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Sebastian Apelt
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