[CVE-2016-1014, CVE-2016-4247] Executable installers are vulnerable^WEVIL (case 35): Adobe's Flash Player (un)installers

From: Stefan Kanthak <stefan.kanthak@nexgo.de>
To: bugtraq@securityfocus.com
Cc: fulldisclosure@seclists.org
Subject: [CVE-2016-1014, CVE-2016-4247] Executable installers are vulnerable^WEVIL (case 35): Adobe's Flash Player (un)installers
Date:


Hi @ll,

the executable installers of Flash Player released 2016-06-15
fixed CVE-2016-1014 in the second attempt, but another vulnerability
remained: they create(d) and use(d) UNSAFE temporary subdirectories
into which they copy/ied themselves and extract(ed) a file "fpb.tmp"
which they load(ed) and execute(d) later with elevated privileges.

An unprivileged user can/could overwrite both files between creation
and execution and gain elevation of privilege.

See <https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/379.html> for this type
of well-known and well-documented vulnerability!


stay tuned
Stefan Kanthak


Timeline:
~~~~~~~~~

2016-03-12    initial report sent to Adobe PSIRT

2016-03-13    Adobe PSIRT acknowledges vulnerability and assigns
              PSIRT-4904

2016-04-06    Adobe PSIRT informs about CVE assigned and upcoming
              fix scheduled for release later that week

2016-04-17    notification sent to Adobe PSIRT: fix is incomplete,
              vulnerability persists

2016-04-17    Adobe PSIRT acknowledges receipt of second report

2016-04-17    Adobe PSIRT acknowledges vulnerability ... again

2016-06-17    Adobe released fixed Flash Player (un)installers,
              report for CVE-2016-1014 published

2016-06-17    new report sent to Adobe PSIRT: unsafe TEMP
              directory allows escalation of privilege

2016-06-17    Adobe PSIRT acknowledges receipt

2016-06-17    Adobe PSIRT acknowledges vulnerability and assigns
              PSIRT-5480

2016-07-10    Adobe PSIRT informs about CVE assigned and upcoming
              fix scheduled for release later this week

2016-07-12    Adobe released fixed Flash Player (un)installers,
              report for CVE-2016-4247 published





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