Remote code execution in Adobe Flash Player

Published: 2012-08-14 00:00:00 | Updated: 2016-12-29
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2012-1535
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]
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Adobe Flash Player
Vulnerable software versions Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.268
Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.265
Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.257

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Vendor URL Adobe

Security Advisory

1) Memory corruption

Description

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

The weakness exists due to boundary error when parsing malicious files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Flash (.swf) file embedded in a Microsoft Word (.doc) file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code 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.

Remediation

Update Adobe Flash Player for Windows and Macintosh to version 11.3.300.271:
http://www.adobe.com/go/getflash
http://www.adobe.com/licensing/distribution
http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/
Update Adobe Flash Player for Linux to version 11.2.202.238.
http://www.adobe.com/go/getflash

External links

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-18.html

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