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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC XFA Uninitialized Pointer Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Reference ID: SSA-1603
Publication date: 10.05.2016
Severity: critical
Discovered by: Sebastian Apelt

Affected products/versions:
Adobe Acrobat Reader 10/11 (11.0.15 and earlier versions)
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (15.010.20060 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 initialize a variable prior to using it, leading to memory corruption. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current process.

Adobe Security Bulletin APSB16-14