ZDI-09-093: Adobe Flash Player ActionScript Exception Handler Integer Overflow Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-09-093 December 9, 2009
-- CVE ID: CVE-2009-3799
-- Affected Vendors: Adobe
-- Affected Products: Adobe Flash Player
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-- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Adobe Flash Player. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious web page or open a malicious SWF file.
The specific flaw exists in the generation of ActionScript exception handlers. In Verifier::parseExceptionHandlers(), a large value for exception_count will result in an integer overflow condition leading to a memory corruption which can be leveraged to execute arbitrary code under the context of the currently logged in user.
-- Vendor Response: Adobe has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline: 2008-10-15 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2009-12-09 - Coordinated public release of advisory
-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Damian Put
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