Adobe Shockwave Player Director File SetVertexArray Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ID ZDI-10-228
Type zdi
Reporter Anonymous
Modified 2010-11-09T00:00:00


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of 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 code responsible for parsing Director files (.dir). When handling the 3D record type 0xFFFFFF89. The module trusts size fields within a substructure and can be forced to make a faulty memory allocation. This can be abused by a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code under the context of the currently logged-in user.