Multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player

Published: 2014-02-20 | Updated: 2017-01-20
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 3
CVE ID CVE-2014-0499
CVE-2014-0498
CVE-2014-0502
CWE ID CWE-200
CWE-121
CWE-415
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Vulnerability #3 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Adobe Flash Player Subscribe
Adobe Flash Player for Linux
Adobe AIR
Vendor Adobe

Security Advisory

1) Information disclosure

Severity: High

CVSSv3: 6.4 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0499

CWE-ID: CWE-200 - Information Exposure

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

The weakness exists due to memory leak error when processing .swf files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Web page, trick the victim into visiting it, bypass the ASLR protection mechanism and defeat memory address layout randomization.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in information disclosure on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Flash Player: 12.0.0.38, 12.0.0.41, 12.0.0.43, 12.0.0.44, 12.0.0.70

Adobe Flash Player for Linux: 11.2.202.238, 11.2.202.261, 11.2.202.262, 11.2.202.270, 11.2.202.273, 11.2.202.327, 11.2.202.332, 11.2.202.335, 11.2.202.336, 11.2.202.341

Adobe AIR: 4.0.0.1390, 4.0.0.1628

CPE External links

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-07.html

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.

2) Stack-based buffer overflow

Severity: Critical

CVSSv3: 8.3 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0498

CWE-ID: CWE-121 - Stack-based Buffer Overflow

Description

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

The weakness exists due to stack-based buffer overflow when processing .swf files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Web site, trick the victim into visiting 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.


Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Flash Player: 12.0.0.38, 12.0.0.41, 12.0.0.43, 12.0.0.44, 12.0.0.70

Adobe Flash Player for Linux: 11.2.202.238, 11.2.202.261, 11.2.202.262, 11.2.202.270, 11.2.202.273, 11.2.202.327, 11.2.202.332, 11.2.202.335, 11.2.202.336, 11.2.202.341

Adobe AIR: 4.0.0.1390, 4.0.0.1628

CPE External links

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-07.html

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.

3) Double free

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-2014-0502

CWE-ID: CWE-415 - Double Free

Description

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

The weakness exists due to double free error when processing .swf files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Web site, trick the victim into visiting 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.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Flash Player: 12.0.0.38, 12.0.0.41, 12.0.0.43, 12.0.0.44, 12.0.0.70

Adobe Flash Player for Linux: 11.2.202.238, 11.2.202.261, 11.2.202.262, 11.2.202.270, 11.2.202.273, 11.2.202.327, 11.2.202.332, 11.2.202.335, 11.2.202.336, 11.2.202.341

Adobe AIR: 4.0.0.1390, 4.0.0.1628

CPE External links

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-07.html

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.