ZDI-10-087: Adobe Shockwave Invalid Offset Memory Corruption Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-087 May 11, 2010
-- CVE ID: CVE-2010-1281
-- Affected Vendors: Adobe
-- Affected Products: Adobe Shockwave Player
-- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Adobe Shockwave. User interaction is required in that a target visit a malicious website.
The specific flaw exists within the code responsible for parsing Director files. The vulnerable function is exported as an ordinal from the iml32.dll module. Ordinal 1409 trusts a value from the file as an offset and updates pointers accordingly. By crafting a large enough value and seeking the file pointer past the end of a buffer this can be abused to corrupt heap memory. An attacker can abuse this to execute arbitrary code under the context of the user running the browser.
-- Vendor Response: Adobe has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline: 2010-02-02 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2010-05-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory
-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Anonymous
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