Remote code execution in Adobe Flash Player

Published: 2017-10-16 20:01:15
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVSSv2 8.1 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C/E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
CVSSv3 9.1 [CVSS:3.0/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-2017-11292
CWE ID CWE-704
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Adobe Flash Player
Vulnerable software versions Adobe Flash Player 27.0.0.130
Adobe Flash Player 26.0.0.151
Adobe Flash Player 26.0.0.137
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Vendor URL Adobe
Advisory type Public

Security Advisory

1) Type confusion

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a type confusion error when processing .swf files. A remote unauthenticated attacker can create a specially crafted .swf file, trick the victim into opening it and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

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

Remediation

Update to version 27.0.0.170.

External links

https://helpx.adobe.com//security/products/flash-player/apsb17-32.html

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