Adobe Acrobat Reader DC CBSharedReviewIfOfflineDialog Javascript API Restrictions Bypass Vulnerability

2016-05-10T00:00:00
ID ZDI-16-291
Type zdi
Reporter Matthias Kaiser
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 the CBSharedReviewIfOfflineDialog 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.