Remote code execution in Adobe Flash Player

Published: 2017-10-16
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
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 Subscribe
Vendor Adobe

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Type confusion

Severity: Critical

CVSSv3: 9.2 [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] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-11292

CWE-ID: CWE-704 - Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast (Type Conversion)

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.

Mitigation

Update to version 27.0.0.170.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Flash Player: 25.0.0.127, 25.0.0.148, 25.0.0.163, 25.0.0.171, 26.0.0.120, 26.0.0.126, 26.0.0.131, 26.0.0.137, 26.0.0.151, 27.0.0.130

CPE External links

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

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.