SUSE Linux update for flash-player

Published: 2016-10-27
Risk 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 Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Use-after-free error


Risk: Critical


CVE-ID: CVE-2016-7855

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

Exploit availability: Yes


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

Adobe Flash Player: -

Adobe Flash Player for Linux: -

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?