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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
CWE ID CWE-119
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 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]

Description

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.

Mitigation

Update the affected packages.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Flash Player: 23.0.0.162, 23.0.0.185, 23.0.0.205

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, 11.2.202.438, 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, 11.2.202.626, 11.2.202.632, 11.2.202.635, 11.2.202.637, 11.2.202.643

CPE External links

https://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-10/msg00069.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.