Acrobat Reader DC XFA CPDField Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ID ZDI-16-559
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 Acrobat 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 CPDField objects. The process does not properly validate the existence of an object prior to performing operations on it. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.