ZDI-11-079: Adobe Shockwave Player 0xFFFFFF45 Record Count Element Remote Code Execution Vulnerability


ZDI-11-079: Adobe Shockwave Player 0xFFFFFF45 Record Count Element Remote Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-11-079 February 8, 2011 -- CVE ID: CVE-2011-0557 -- CVSS: 9, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:P/A:P) -- Affected Vendors: Adobe -- Affected Products: Adobe Shockwave Player -- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection: TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 10816. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit: http://www.tippingpoint.com -- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of the Adobe Shockwave 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 within the parsing of 3D assets within a director movie. The routine responsible for parsing 3D record type 0xFFFFFF45 does not properly validate a count field within the structure. If this value is too large, the process can create a faulty allocation. Later, when the rendering routine attempts to use this buffer memory is corrupted. This can be abused by remote attackers 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: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-01.html -- Disclosure Timeline: 2010-11-23 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2011-02-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory -- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Anonymous -- About the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI): Established by TippingPoint, The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) represents a best-of-breed model for rewarding security researchers for responsibly disclosing discovered vulnerabilities. Researchers interested in getting paid for their security research through the ZDI can find more information and sign-up at: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com The ZDI is unique in how the acquired vulnerability information is used. TippingPoint does not re-sell the vulnerability details or any exploit code. Instead, upon notifying the affected product vendor, TippingPoint provides its customers with zero day protection through its intrusion prevention technology. Explicit details regarding the specifics of the vulnerability are not exposed to any parties until an official vendor patch is publicly available. Furthermore, with the altruistic aim of helping to secure a broader user base, TippingPoint provides this vulnerability information confidentially to security vendors (including competitors) who have a vulnerability protection or mitigation product. Our vulnerability disclosure policy is available online at: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/disclosure_policy/ Follow the ZDI on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thezdi