ZDI-11-081: Adobe Flash Player Point Object Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
February 8, 2011
-- CVE ID: CVE-2011-0578
-- CVSS: 9, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C)
-- Affected Vendors: Adobe
-- Affected Products: Adobe Flash Player
-- 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 page or open a malicious file.
The specific flaw exists within construction of a specific ActionScript3 object. Due to improper type checking in the implementation of the constructor, an alternative type can be provided as an argument to the constructor and stored as a property. When this object is applied to a bitmap copy, the application will corrupt memory. This can lead to code execution under the context of the application.
-- Vendor Response: Adobe has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline: 2010-11-15 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2011-02-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory
-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Anonymous
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