Advisory Details

January 10th, 2017

Adobe Reader DC JPEG2000 Parsing Heap-based Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-003
ZDI-CAN-4192

CVE ID CVE-2017-2946
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 25832. 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 JPEG2000 parsing. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of the length of user-supplied data prior to copying it to a heap-based buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.

VENDOR RESPONSE Adobe has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb17-01.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2016-11-03 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2017-01-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Steven Seeley of Source Incite
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