Adobe Reader DC FileAttachment point Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ID ZDI-16-009
Type zdi
Reporter Brian Gorenc - HP Zero Day Initiative
Modified 2016-11-09T00:00:00


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 flaw exists within the handling of FileAttachment annotations. By setting the point attribute to a specific array, an attacker can force a dangling pointer to be reused after it has been freed. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.