Advisory Details

August 15th, 2023

(Pwn2Own) Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Net.HTTP.request Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-23-1106
ZDI-CAN-20745

CVE ID CVE-2023-26407
CVSS SCORE 7.0, (AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
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 handling of Net.HTTP.request objects. By performing actions in JavaScript, an attacker can launch an executable file. An attacker can leverage this in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute code in the context of the current user.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Adobe has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb23-24.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2023-08-15 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2023-08-15 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT AbdulAziz Hariri of Haboob SA
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