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Remote code execution in Adobe Flash Player

Published: 2018-02-01 | Updated: 2018-02-06
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-4878
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

Vendor Adobe

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Use-after-free

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-2018-4878

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: Yes [Search exploit]


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

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error when processing .swf files. A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild against the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

UPDATE: The vendor has issued the fixed version on February 6, 2018.


Update to version

Vulnerable software versions

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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.