Adobe Reader DC XSLT attribute Heap-based Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ID ZDI-17-012
Type zdi
Reporter Wei Lei and Liu Yang of Nanyang Technological University
Modified 2017-01-11T00:00:00


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 XSLT's attribute. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of the length of user-supplied data prior to copying it to a heap-based buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.