Remote code execution in Adobe Flash Player



Published: 2016-05-10 | Updated: 2017-02-27
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2016-4117
CWE-ID CWE-843
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Adobe Flash Player
Client/Desktop applications / Plugins for browsers, ActiveX components

Adobe AIR
Client/Desktop applications / Multimedia software

Adobe Flash Player for Linux
Client/Desktop applications / Multimedia software

Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release
Client/Desktop applications / Multimedia software

Vendor Adobe

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Type confusion

EUVDB-ID: #VU5129

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]

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-4117

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

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

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

The weakness exists due to type confusion 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.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Flash Player: 20.0.0.228, 20.0.0.235, 20.0.0.267, 20.0.0.272, 20.0.0.286, 20.0.0.306, 21.0.0.182, 21.0.0.197, 21.0.0.213, 21.0.0.216, 21.0.0.226, 21.0.0.241, 21.0.0.242

Adobe AIR: 21.0.0.176, 21.0.0.198, 21.0.0.215

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, 11.2.202.429, 11.2.202.438, 11.2.202.440, 11.2.202.440, 11.2.202.442, 11.2.202.451, 11.2.202.457, 11.2.202.466, 11.2.202.468, 11.2.202.481, 11.2.202.491, 11.2.202.535, 11.2.202.540, 11.2.202.554, 11.2.202.559, 11.2.202.569, 11.2.202.577, 11.2.202.616, 11.2.202.621

Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release: 18.0.0.268, 18.0.0.324, 18.0.0.326, 18.0.0.329, 18.0.0.333, 18.0.0.343, 18.0.0.352

CPE2.3 External links

http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-15.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?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.



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