Adobe Animate <= v15.2.1.95 Memory Corruption Vulnerability

From: hyp3rlinx <>
Subject: Adobe Animate <= v15.2.1.95 Memory Corruption Vulnerability

[+] Credits: John Page aka hyp3rlinx    

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[+] ISR: ApparitionSec


Adobe Animate and earlier versions 

Adobe Animate (formerly Adobe Flash Professional, Macromedia Flash, and FutureSplash Animator) is a multimedia authoring and computer
animation program developed by Adobe Systems.

Windows / Macintosh

Vulnerability Type:
Critical Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE Reference:

Vulnerability Details:
Adobe Animate suffers from a Buffer Overflow when creating .FLA files with ActionScript Classes that use overly long Class names.
This causes memory corruption leading to possible arbitrary code execution upon opening a maliciously created .Fla Flash file.

Reproduction / POC:

1) Create FLA with overly long Class name in FLA Class publish properties input field.
2) Save and close
3) Reopen FLA, click edit to open the .as script file 
4) "ctrl + s" to save then boom.... access violation 

Create new ".as" ActionScript 3 (AS3) file and give it very long class name in input field then hit "Ctrl+s" to save..
you will crash IDE, next way described is ONE way how attackers can distribute malicious .FLA

Abusing JSFL, The Flash JavaScript application programming interface (JavaScript API or JSAPI).

1) Create following .JSFL file


2)  Create a MovieClip stored in FLA library with a very long class name that extends MovieClip and export
   it for ActionScript etc...

3) Drag the MovieClip to the stage

4) Bundle FLA/JSFL file, make avail for download as example on how to use JSFL to call save() / publish() functions.

User opens .FLA, runs harmless looking JSFL code then BOOM!


Disclosure Timeline:
Vendor Notification: May 28, 2016
December 13, 2016  : Public Disclosure

Exploitation Technique:

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