Adobe Flash MovieClip swapDepth Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2016-12-13T00:00:00
ID ZDI-16-626
Type zdi
Reporter Saber
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 MovieClip's swapDepth method. The issue results from the lack of validating the existence of an object prior to performing operations on the object. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.