VUPEN Security Research - Adobe Flash Player RTMP Data Processing Object Confusion Code Execution (CVE-2013-2555)
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Adobe Flash Player is a cross-platform browser-based application runtime that delivers viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across screens and browsers. It is installed on 98% of computers.
VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered a critical vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player.
The vulnerability is caused by an object confusion error when processing malformed Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) data received during the initial phase of communication with a server, which could be exploited by remote attackers to compromise a vulnerable system via a malicious web page.
Adobe Flash Player versions prior to 11.7.700.169
In-depth technical analysis of the vulnerability and a fully functional remote code execution exploit are available through the VUPEN BAE (Binary Analysis & Exploits) portal:
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Governments and major corporations which are members of the VUPEN Threat Protection Program (TPP) have been proactively alerted about the vulnerability when it was discovered by VUPEN in advance of its public disclosure, and have received a detailed attack detection guidance to protect national and critical infrastructures against potential 0-day attacks exploiting this vulnerability:
Upgrade to Flash Player version 11.7.700.169.
This vulnerability was discovered by Nicolas Joly of VUPEN Security
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VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits Service (BAE) : http://www.vupen.com/english/services/ba-index.php
VUPEN Threat Protection Program (TPP) : http://www.vupen.com/english/services/tpp-index.php
2012-02-15 - Vulnerability Discovered by VUPEN 2013-03-06 - Vulnerability Exploited At Pwn2Own 2013 and Reported to Adobe 2013-04-17 - Public disclosure