Adobe Acrobat Reader DC ANSendApprovalToAuthorEnabled Javascript API Restrictions Bypass Vulnerability

ID ZDI-15-488
Type zdi
Reporter AbdulAziz Hariri - HP Zero Day Initiative
Modified 2015-06-22T00:00:00


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to bypass API restrictions on vulnerable 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 ANSendApprovalToAuthorEnabled method. By creating a specially crafted PDF with specific JavaScript instructions, it is possible to bypass the Javascript API restrictions. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code.