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

ID ZDI-16-273
Type zdi
Reporter kdot
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 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.