Adobe Flash Player Regular Expression Stack Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ID ZDI-14-070
Type zdi
Reporter Anonymous
Modified 2014-11-09T00:00:00


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 the usage of regular expressions in ActionScript where an expression could overflow a data structure on the stack. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.