Adobe Reader DC XFA forms Out-Of-Bounds Read Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2016-10-11T00:00:00
ID ZDI-16-555
Type zdi
Reporter Sebastian Apelt siberas
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 handling of XFA forms. The issue lies in the failure to properly validate user-supplied data which can result in a memory access past the end of an allocated object. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.