Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Rapid publishing on recent Adobe flaws

"As usual", Adobe products (namely Adobe Reader and Flash Player) were recently targeted by "0day" attacks in the wild.

I did not have a look at the attacks myself, but several trusted sources (such as H. D. Moore) described the exploit as "great" because it is able to bypass DEP and ASLR on Windows Seven.

Various exploitation tricks have been detailed on blogs such as Metasploit and VUPEN. ASLR bypass mostly relies on a library (namely "icucnv36.dll") not being ASLR-compatible and always being loaded at its preferred base address.

Now to the point: for years, I have been using LookingGlass tool for preliminary triage before any application audit. It has been flying under the radar, but it works really great, and it is Open Source compiled in .NET bytecode.

Here is the result for an up-to-date Adobe Reader 9.3.4. It looks like there are still avenues for DEP/ASLR bypass :)

1 comment:

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