Adobe Flash LocaleID determinePreferredLocales Out-Of-Bounds Read Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2017-12-20T00:00:00
ID ZDI-17-997
Type zdi
Reporter bo13oy
Modified 2017-12-20T00:00:00

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 LocaleID's determinePreferredLocales method. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in a read past the end of an allocated object. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of current process.