Adobe Reader DC XSLT Parsing sort Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-16-563: October 11th, 2016
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 AXSLE library. The process does not properly validate the existence of an object prior to performing operations on the object. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.
Vendor ResponseAdobe has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2016-08-30 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2016-10-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
Wei Lei and Liu Yang of Nanyang Technological University.