Adobe Flash Player RegExp MARK Stack-based Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2016-12-13T00:00:00
ID ZDI-16-622
Type zdi
Reporter Wen Guanxing from Pangu LAB
Modified 2016-12-13T00:00:00

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 regular expressions. A crafted regular expression can trigger an overflow of a stack-based buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.