Advisory Details

August 19th, 2019

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Protected View Text Copy Out-Of-Bounds Access Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-19-745
ZDI-CAN-8763

CVE ID CVE-2019-8027
CVSS SCORE 4.5, (AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)
AFFECTED VENDORS Adobe
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Acrobat Reader DC
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected 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 the implementation of the Copy menu command in Protected View. This command can trigger a memory access at an invalid address. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the current AppContainer 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/apsb19-41.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2019-05-29 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2019-08-19 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Simon Zuckerbraun - Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative
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