Adobe Acrobat Reader 3difr.x3d Multimedia Playing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ID ZDI-11-219
Type zdi
Reporter Anonymous
Modified 2011-11-09T00:00:00


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Adobe Acrobat Reader. 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 application explicitly trusting a string's length embedded within a particular file loaded by the 3difr.x3d component. The application will duplicate an arbitrarily sized string into a statically sized buffer located on the stack. This can lead to code execution under the context of the application.