Remote code execution in Adobe Flash Player

Published: 2015-10-13 00:00:00 | Updated: 2017-01-26
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2015-7645
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-843
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Adobe Flash Player for Linux
Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release
Vulnerable software versions Adobe Flash Player for Linux 11.2.202.540
Adobe Flash Player for Linux 11.2.202.535
Adobe Flash Player for Linux 11.2.202.457

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Adobe Flash Player 19.0.0.226
Adobe Flash Player 17.0.0.169
Adobe Flash Player 17.0.0.134

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Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release 18.0.0.268
Vendor URL Adobe

Security Advisory

1) 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.

Remediation

Install update from vendor's website.

External links

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

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