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Adobe Reader ToolButton Use After Free

This module exploits an use after free condition on Adobe Reader versions 11.0.2, 10.1.6 and 9.5.4 and prior. The vulnerability exists while handling the ToolButton object, where the cEnable callback can be used to early free the object memory. Later use of the object allows triggering the use after free condition. This module has been tested successfully on Adobe Reader 11.0.2 and 10.0.4, with IE and Windows XP SP3, as exploited in the wild in November, 2013. At the moment, this module doesn't support Adobe Reader 9 targets; in order to exploit Adobe Reader 9 the fileformat version of the exploit can be used.

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Module Name



  • Soroush Dalili
  • Unknown
  • sinn3r <sinn3r [at]>
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez [at]>



  • Windows XP / IE / Adobe Reader 10/11


  • windows


  • x86



Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/windows/browser/adobe_toolbutton msf exploit(adobe_toolbutton) > show targets ...targets... msf exploit(adobe_toolbutton) > set TARGET <target-id> msf exploit(adobe_toolbutton) > show options and set options... msf exploit(adobe_toolbutton) > exploit

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