Adobe Flash Player Metadata Type Confusion Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2016-11-08T00:00:00
ID ZDI-16-600
Type zdi
Reporter bo13oy of CloverSec Labs
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 the handling of Metadata objects. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data which can result in a type confusion condition. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.