Adobe Flash AS2 actionExtends Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2015-11-10T00:00:00
ID ZDI-15-559
Type zdi
Reporter bilou
Modified 2015-11-09T00:00:00

Description

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Adobe Flash. 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 actionExtends method. By manipulating the arguments passed to the actionExtends method, an attacker can force a dangling pointer to be reused after it has been freed. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current process.