(Pwn2Own) Adobe Flash TextField Attribute Array Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2017-04-11T00:00:00
ID ZDI-17-278
Type zdi
Reporter Yuki Chen of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team
Modified 2017-04-11T00:00:00

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 the attribute arrays. 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.