Adobe Flash HLS Playlist Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ID ZDI-15-047
Type zdi
Reporter bilou
Modified 2015-11-09T00:00:00


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 processing of an invalid m3u8 playlist. By manipulating this playlist an attacker can force a dangling pointer to be reused after it has been freed. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.