Remote code execution in Adobe Flash Player

Published: 2015-06-23 | Updated: 2017-02-21
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2015-3113
CWE ID CWE-122
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Adobe Flash Player Subscribe
Adobe Flash Player for Linux
Vendor Adobe

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Heap-based buffer overflow

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-2015-3113

CWE-ID: CWE-122 - Heap-based Buffer Overflow

Description

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

The weakness exists due to heap-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 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: 16.0.0.234, 17.0.0.134, 17.0.0.169, 18.0.0.161, 18.0.0.194

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, 11.2.202.350, 11.2.202.356, 11.2.202.418, 11.2.202.424, 11.2.202.425, 11.2.202.451, 11.2.202.457, 11.2.202.466, 11.2.202.468

CPE External links

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-14.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.