Advisory Details

March 2nd, 2016

Adobe Flash MPEG Parsing Uninitialized Pointer Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-15-662
ZDI-CAN-3439

CVE ID CVE-2015-8658
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 22295. 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 the dereference of an uninitialized pointer. 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
  • 2015-12-01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2016-03-02 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT AbdulAziz Hariri - HPE Zero Day Initiative
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