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Flash NULL pointer + offset code execution . . .

Flash NULL pointer + offset code execution . . .

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I tend to agree - Mark Dowd is clearly not human:

This kind of thing makes me want to like . . . go work on cars or something. :)

So here's what's sort of scary about Mark's paper and mentioned in the Matasano post - but worth reiterating here . . . this paper could usher in a new era of reliable exploitation for Flash based vulnerabilities. 
Sort of like what Skylined did for IE exploitation using Javascript based heap spray . . .

Harsh times . . .

  • Must be synchronicity. I started out the day with a really interesting mail from Chris Wysopal talking

  • "Flash vulnerability" story: I'm bumping this up to my weblog, because OS News requires membership for comments, and their source, Thomas Ptacek, has not yet published the comment I submitted. The Mark Dowd paper describes an issue which was addressed

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