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Adobe Flash Player
Client/Desktop applications / Plugins for browsers, ActiveX components
This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.
CWE-119 - Memory corruption
Exploit availability: YesDescription
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.
Update Adobe Flash Player to version 10.2.153.1.
Adobe Flash Player: 10.0.12.36 - 10.2.159.1External links
Q & A
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.