Adobe Reader replace() Heap Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2014-09-16T00:00:00
ID ZDI-14-323
Type zdi
Reporter Anonymous
Modified 2014-11-09T00:00:00

Description

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Adobe 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 replace() JavaScript function. By creating a specially crafted string followed by a replace call with specific arguments, an attacker can force a heap buffer to overflow. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.