[Full-disclosure] TPTI-07-21: Adobe Flash Player JPG Processing Heap Overflow Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2007-12-20T00:00:00


TPTI-07-21: Adobe Flash Player JPG Processing Heap Overflow Vulnerability http://dvlabs.tippingpoint.com/advisory/TPTI-07-21 December 19, 2007

-- CVE ID: CVE-2007-6242

-- Affected Vendor: Adobe

-- Affected Products: Flash Player

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection: TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 5846. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:


-- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on systems with vulnerable installations of the Adobe Flash Player. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists in the Flash Player's parsing of JPG images embedded in SWF files. The Flash Player trusts the signed X and Y densities specified in the JPG header and makes memory allocations accordingly. A processing loop later treats these values as unsigned, leading to excessive loop iterations and heap corruption while decoding the rest of the image.

-- Vendor Response: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb07-20.html

-- Disclosure Timeline: 2007.11.02 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2007.12.19 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by Aaron Portnoy, TippingPoint DVLabs.

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