OpenSUSE Linux update for flash-player

Published: 2014-12-05
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2014-8439
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
Adobe Flash Player for Linux
Client/Desktop applications / Multimedia software

Adobe Flash Player
Client/Desktop applications / Plugins for browsers, ActiveX components

Vendor Adobe

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Use-after-free error

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 9.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-8439

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: No


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

The weakness exists due to use-after-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.


Update the affected packages.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Flash Player for Linux:,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Adobe Flash Player:,,, 9.0.260, 9.0.262,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 11.3.300.257, 11.3.300.265, 11.3.300.268, 11.3.300.271, 11.5.502.146, 11.5.502.149, 11.6.602.167, 11.6.602.168, 11.6.602.171, 11.9.900.152, 11.9.900.170,,,,,,,,

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?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.