TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Adobe Flash Player LocalConnection Memory Corruption Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-10-149: August 10th, 2010


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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Adobe Flash Player. 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 connect method exposed via the ActionScript native object number 2200. If this function is called several times with differing strings, a memory corruption issue can be triggered. This can be exploited by remote attackers to execute arbitrary code under the context of the user running the web browser.

Vendor Response

Adobe has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2010-07-21 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2010-08-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Damian Put