Adobe Acrobat Pro DC WillClose JavaScript API Restrictions Bypass Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2016-05-10T00:00:00
ID ZDI-16-310
Type zdi
Reporter AbdulAziz Hariri - HPE Zero Day Initiative
Modified 2016-11-09T00:00:00

Description

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to bypass API restrictions on vulnerable installations of Adobe Acrobat Pro 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 WillClose event. By creating a specially crafted PDF with a specific WillClose event, it is possible to bypass the Javascript API restrictions. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code.