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Adobe Flash Player Matrix3D Remote Memory Corruption

Adobe Flash Player Matrix3D Remote Memory Corruption
Posted Mar 20, 2012
Authored by Nicolas Joly, VUPEN | Site vupen.com

VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered a critical vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Reader. The vulnerability is caused by a memory corruption error within the Matrix3D class when processing malformed 3D data within SWF files, which could be exploited by attackers to potentially compromise a vulnerable system or disclose memory information by tricking a user into visiting a specially crafted web page. Adobe Flash Player versions 11.1.102.62 and below are affected.

tags | advisory, web
advisories | CVE-2012-0768
MD5 | 95e078da784ba70a9735a04652678734

Adobe Flash Player Matrix3D Remote Memory Corruption

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VUPEN Security Research - Adobe Flash Player "Matrix3D" Remote Memory 
Corruption (APSB12-05 / CVE-2012-0768)

Website : http://www.vupen.com/english/research.php

Twitter : http://twitter.com/vupen


I. BACKGROUND
---------------------

Adobe Flash Player is a cross-platform browser-based application runtime
that delivers uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content,
and videos across screens and browsers. Flash Player delivers
breakthrough web experiences to over 98% of Internet users.


II. DESCRIPTION
---------------------

VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered a critical vulnerability
in Adobe Acrobat and Reader.

The vulnerability is caused by a memory corruption error within the
Matrix3D class when processing malformed 3D data within SWF files, which
could be exploited by attackers to potentially compromise a vulnerable
system or disclose memory information by tricking a user into visiting
a specially crafted web page.


III. AFFECTED PRODUCTS
---------------------------

Adobe Flash Player version 11.1.102.62 and prior


IV. Binary Analysis & Exploits/PoCs
---------------------------------------

In-depth technical analysis of the vulnerability and a proof-of-concept
code are available through the VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits portal:

http://www.vupen.com/english/services/ba-index.php


VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits Service provides private exploits and
in-depth technical analysis of the most significant public vulnerabilities
based on disassembly, reverse engineering, protocol analysis, and code
audit.

The service allows governments and major corporations to evaluate risks, and
protect infrastructures and assets against new threats. The service also
allows security vendors (IPS, IDS, AntiVirus) to supplement their internal
research efforts and quickly develop both vulnerability-based and
exploit-based signatures to proactively protect their customers from attacks
and emerging threats.


V. VUPEN Threat Protection Program
-----------------------------------

Governments and major corporations which are members of the VUPEN Threat
Protection Program (TPP) have been proactively alerted about the
vulnerability
when it was discovered by VUPEN in advance of its public disclosure, and
have received a detailed attack detection guidance to protect national and
critical infrastructures against potential 0-day attacks exploiting this
vulnerability:

http://www.vupen.com/english/services/tpp-index.php


VI. SOLUTION
----------------

Upgrade to Adobe Flash Player version 11.1.102.63.


VII. CREDIT
--------------

This vulnerability was discovered by Nicolas Joly of VUPEN Security


VIII. ABOUT VUPEN Security
---------------------------

VUPEN is the world leader in vulnerability research for defensive and
offensive cyber security. VUPEN solutions enable corporations and
governments
to measure and manage risks, eliminate vulnerabilities before they can be
exploited, and protect critical infrastructures and assets against known
and
unknown vulnerabilities.

VUPEN has been recognized as "Company of the Year 2011 in the Vulnerability
Research Market" by Frost & Sullivan.

VUPEN solutions include:

* VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits Service (BAE) :
http://www.vupen.com/english/services/ba-index.php

* VUPEN Threat Protection Program (TPP) :
http://www.vupen.com/english/services/tpp-index.php


IX. REFERENCES
----------------------

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-05.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/research.php


X. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
-----------------------------

2012-01-27 - Vulnerability Discovered by VUPEN
2012-03-15 - Public disclosure

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