Advisory Details

January 10th, 2017

Adobe Reader DC XSLT lang Type Confusion Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-026
ZDI-CAN-4213

CVE ID CVE-2017-2962
CVSS SCORE 6.8, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Adobe
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Acrobat Reader DC
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 XSLT's lang method. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data which can result in a type confusion condition. 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/apsb17-01.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2016-11-30 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2017-01-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Nicolas Grégoire (Agarri)
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