Adobe Acrobat Reader DC CBSharedReviewSecurityDialog Javascript API Restrictions Bypass Vulnerability

2015-10-13T00:00:00
ID ZDI-15-502
Type zdi
Reporter Matt Molinyawe and Jasiel Spelman of HP Zero Day Initiative
Modified 2015-11-09T00:00:00

Description

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Adobe 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 CBSharedReviewSecurityDialog 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.