Advisory Details

December 29th, 2015

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

ZDI-15-649
ZDI-CAN-3371

CVE ID CVE-2015-8639
CVSS SCORE 6.8, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Adobe
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Flash
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 21936. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


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 MovieClip object. By calling the hitTest method of a MovieClip object, an attacker can force a dangling pointer to be reused after it has been freed. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current process.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Adobe has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-01.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2015-11-17 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2015-12-29 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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