Remote code execution in Adobe Flash Player

Published: 2010-10-28 | Updated: 2017-01-31
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2010-3654
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Adobe Flash Player Subscribe
Adobe AIR
Vendor Adobe

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Memory corruption

Severity: Critical

CVSSv3: 8.9 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2010-3654

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


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

The vulnerability exists due to boundary when processing .swf files in Adobe Flash Player. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted. swf file, trick the victim into opening it, cause memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited via specially crafted .pdf files.


Update Flash Player to version
Update Flash Player for Android to version
Update AIR to version 2.5.1.
Update Flash CS3 Professional and Flex 3 to version

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Flash Player:,,, 9.0.260, 9.0.262,,,,

Adobe AIR: 2.0.2, 2.0.3, 2.0.4

CPE External 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?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.