Adobe Flash MPEG Parsing Uninitialized Pointer Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2016-03-02T00:00:00
ID ZDI-15-662
Type zdi
Reporter AbdulAziz Hariri - HPE Zero Day Initiative
Modified 2016-11-09T00:00:00

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 MPEG-4 parsing. A specially crafted MP4 file can force the dereference of an uninitialized pointer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current process.