Remote code execution in Adobe Flash Player

Published: 2018-02-01 17:56:08 | Updated: 2018-02-06 18:27:31
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-4878
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]
CWE ID CWE-416
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Adobe Flash Player
Vulnerable software versions Adobe Flash Player 28.0.0.137
Adobe Flash Player 28.0.0.126
Adobe Flash Player 27.0.0.187
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Vendor URL Adobe

Security Advisory

1) Use-after-free

Description

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.

Remediation

Update to version 28.0.0.161.

External links

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsa18-01.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb18-03.html

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