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OpenSUSE Linux update for flash-player

Published: 2016-10-27
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2016-7855
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
Adobe Flash Player
Client/Desktop applications / Plugins for browsers, ActiveX components

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

Vendor Adobe

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Use-after-free error

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-2016-7855

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

Exploit availability: Yes [Search exploit]


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

The vulnerability exists due to use-after-free error when handling .swf files. A remote attacker can trick the victim to visit a website or open a file with malicious Flash file and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

Note: this vulnerability was being actively exploited in the wild.


Update the affected packages.

Vulnerable software versions

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CPE External links

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.