Remote code execution Adobe Flash Player

Published: 2009-03-14 00:00:00 | Updated: 2017-03-17
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2011-0609
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Adobe Flash Player
Vulnerable software versions Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Flash Player
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Vendor URL Adobe

Security Advisory

1) Memory corruption


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The weakness exists due to boundary error in authplay.dll component. A remote attacker can create a specially Flash (.swf) file embedded in a Microsoft Excel (.xls) file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption, and execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.


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