Adobe Reader Folder Level Script Objects Overwrite Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ID ZDI-15-309
Type zdi
Reporter AbdulAziz Hariri - HP Zero Day Initiative
Modified 2015-11-09T00:00:00


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to unload folder level scripts 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 objects in app.doc. By creating a specially crafted PDF with specific JavaScript instructions, it is possible to overwrite various objects methods from the document level. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code.