Adobe Flash Player Object Confusion Code Execution

2012-06-29T00:00:00
ID SAINT:A145AC40B5A9B854E5E8028916AEE025
Type saint
Reporter SAINT Corporation
Modified 2012-06-29T00:00:00

Description

Added: 06/29/2012
CVE: CVE-2012-0779
BID: 53395
OSVDB: 81656

Background

Adobe Flash Player is a cross-platform browser plug-in providing visual enhancements for web pages.

Problem

Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.233 (and earlier) on Windows is vulnerable to an "object confusion" vulnerability. A remote attacker who convinces a user with the vulnerable Flash Player to open a specially crafted file could exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the affected application.

Resolution

Update to Flash Player 11.2.202.235 or newer on Windows systems.

References

<http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-09.html>
<http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2012/05/24/a-technical-analysis-of-adobe-flash-player-cve-2012-0779-vulnerability.aspx>

Limitations

This exploit has been tested against Adobe Systems Flash Player 11.2.202.233 on Microsoft Windows XP SP3 English (DEP OptIn) and Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 (DEP OptIn).

The HTML page must be opened using Firefox 12 (only on Windows XP) or Internet Explorer 7, 8, or 9 on the target.

JRE 6 must be installed on Windows 7.

Platforms

Windows