Adobe Reader DC Graphics State Dictionary Double Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2016-04-28T00:00:00
ID ZDI-16-273
Type zdi
Reporter kdot
Modified 2016-11-09T00:00:00

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 Graphics State Dictionary parsing. A specially crafted Graphics State Dictionary inside a PDF document can trigger a double free condition. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current process.