Advisory Details

March 2nd, 2016

Adobe Flash MPEG-4 Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-15-657
ZDI-CAN-3412

CVE ID CVE-2015-8653
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 21938. 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 MPEG-4 parsing. A specially crafted MP4 file 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/apsb15-32.html
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2015-11-17 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2016-03-02 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT AbdulAziz Hariri - HPE Zero Day Initiative
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