Adobe Flash HLS Stack Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2015-12-10T00:00:00
ID ZDI-15-636
Type zdi
Reporter s3tm3m
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 handling of HTTP Live Streaming. The issue lies in the failure to validate the size of a user-supplied buffer prior to copying it to a stack buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current process.