Remote code execution in Adobe Flash Player

Published: 2015-10-13 | Updated: 2017-01-26
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2015-7645
CWE ID CWE-843
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Adobe Flash Player for Linux Subscribe
Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release
Vendor Adobe

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Type confusion

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-2015-7645

CWE-ID: CWE-843 - Access of Resource Using Incompatible Type ('Type Confusion')

Description

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

The weakness exists due to type confusion error. 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 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, 11.2.202.535, 11.2.202.540

Adobe Flash Player: 16.0.0.234, 17.0.0.134, 17.0.0.169, 18.0.0.161, 18.0.0.194, 18.0.0.209, 18.0.0.232, 18.0.0.241, 18.0.0.252, 18.0.0.255, 18.0.0.261, 18.0.0.324, 18.0.0.326, 18.0.0.329, 18.0.0.333, 18.0.0.343, 19.0.0.185, 19.0.0.207, 19.0.0.226

Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release: 18.0.0.268

CPE External links

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-27.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.