Adobe Acrobat Reader DC bind Javascript API Restrictions Bypass Vulnerability

ID ZDI-15-490
Type zdi
Reporter WanderingGlitch of HP Zero Day Initiative
Modified 2015-11-09T00:00:00


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 bind method of Function objects. 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.