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

ID ZDI-16-555
Type zdi
Reporter Sebastian Apelt siberas
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 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.