SRC-2017-0001 : Adobe Digital Editions JPEG2000 Parsing Array Indexing Out-Of-Bounds Read Information Disclosure Vulnerability



CVSS Score:

4.3, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Vendors:


Affected Products:

Digital Editions

Vulnerability Details:

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose sensitive information on vulnerable installations of Adobe Digital Editions. 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 JPEG2000 streams. A crafted JPEG2000 stream can force a read past the end of an array. An attacker can leverage this in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current process.

Vendor Response:

Adobe has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline:

  • 2016-09-25 – Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2016-09-26 – Vulnerability confirmed by the vendor
  • 2017-02-14 – Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by Steven Seeley of Source Incite