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Adobe Reader ToolButton Use After Free

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Adobe Reader ToolButton Use After Free



This module exploits a 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, 10.0.4 and 9.5.0 on Windows XP SP3, as exploited in the wild in November, 2013.


  • Soroush Dalili
  • Unknown
  • sinn3r <sinn3r@metasploit.com>
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez@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_toolbutton
msf exploit(adobe_toolbutton) > show targets
msf exploit(adobe_toolbutton) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(adobe_toolbutton) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(adobe_toolbutton) > exploit

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