SRC-2019-0074 : Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Type 2 Charstring put Out-of-Bounds Write Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Acrobat Pro DC
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Adobe Acrobat Pro 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 processing of PostScript files. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in a write past the end of an allocated data structure. An attacker can leverage this in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute code in the context of the current process.
Adobe has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
- 2019-02-23 – Verified and acquired by iDefense
- 2019-08-15 – Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Source Incite
Source Incite would like to acknowledge iDefense's Vulnerability Contributor Program for the help with co-ordination of this vulnerability.