Adobe Flash StyleSheet Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ID ZDI-16-426
Type zdi
Reporter Kai Kang (a.k.a 4B5F5F4B)
Modified 2016-11-09T00:00:00


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 StyleSheet objects. By calling the parseCSS method of the StyleSheet object from within a specific callback function, 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.