Adobe Flash Player parseFloat Stack Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ID ZDI-14-417
Type zdi
Reporter bilou
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 when calling parseFloat on a specific datatype. This can allow for an attacker to cause a fixed size stack buffer to overflow. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code within the context of the current process.