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

Reference ID: SSA-1606
Publication date: 11.10.2016
Severity: critical

Affected products/versions:
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (15.017.20053 and earlier versions)

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.

References:
ZDI-16-555
CVE-2016-6947
Adobe Security Bulletin APSB16-33