Memory corruption in Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release



Published: 2016-07-12 | Updated: 2017-03-07
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2016-4182
CWE-ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release
Client/Desktop applications / Multimedia 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 Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Memory corruption

EUVDB-ID: #VU3745

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-4182

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to boundary error. A remote unauthenticated 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 this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Update Adobe Flash Playerto version 22.0.0.209.
Update Adobe Flash Player for Linux to version 11.2.202.632.
Update Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release to version 18.0.0.366.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release: 18.0.0.268 - 18.0.0.366

Adobe Flash Player for Linux: 11.2.202.238 - 11.2.202.632

Adobe Flash Player: 22.0.0.192 - 22.0.0.209


CPE2.3 External links

http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-25.html

Q & A

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