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Adobe Reader U3D Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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Adobe Reader U3D Memory Corruption Vulnerability



This module exploits a vulnerability in the U3D handling within versions 9.x through 9.4.6 and 10 through to 10.1.1 of Adobe Reader. The vulnerability is due to the use of uninitialized memory. Arbitrary code execution is achieved by embedding specially crafted U3D data into a PDF document. A heap spray via JavaScript is used in order to ensure that the memory used by the invalid pointer issue is controlled.


  • Felipe Andres Manzano
  • sinn3r <sinn3r@metasploit.com>
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez@metasploit.com>
  • jduck <jduck@metasploit.com>




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/fileformat/adobe_reader_u3d
msf exploit(adobe_reader_u3d) > show targets
msf exploit(adobe_reader_u3d) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(adobe_reader_u3d) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(adobe_reader_u3d) > exploit

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