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zdiAbdulAziz Hariri - HPE Zero Day InitiativeZDI-16-307
HistoryMay 10, 2016 - 12:00 a.m.

Adobe Reader DC ExtendScript ScriptProxy Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

AbdulAziz Hariri - HPE Zero Day Initiative

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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 handling of ScriptProxy objects within ExtendScript. A specially crafted PDF can force a dangling pointer to be reused after it has been freed. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current process.