Microsoft Windows update for Adobe Flash Player

Published: 2018-11-20
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-15981
CWE ID CWE-843
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Adobe Flash Player Subscribe
Vendor Microsoft

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Type confusion

Severity: High

CVSSv3: 8.3 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-15981

CWE-ID: CWE-843 - Access of Resource Using Incompatible Type ('Type Confusion')

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a type confusion error when processing .swf files. A remote attacker can use a specially crafted .swf file and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in system compromise.

Mitigation

Install updates from Microsoft website.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Flash Player: on Windows 8.1 for 32-bit systems, on Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems, on Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems, on Windows 10 for x64-based Systems, on Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems, on Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems, on Windows 10 Version 1703 for 32-bit Systems, on Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems, on Windows 10 Version 1709 for 32-bit Systems, on Windows 10 Version 1709 for 64-based Systems, on Windows 10 Version 1709 for ARM64-based Systems, on Windows 10 Version 1803 for 32-bit Systems, on Windows 10 Version 1803 for ARM64-based Systems, on Windows 10 Version 1809 for 32-bit Systems, on Windows 10 Version 1809 for ARM64-based Systems, on Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based Systems, on Windows RT 8.1, on Windows Server 2012, on Windows Server 2012 R2, on Windows Server 2016

CPE External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/ADV180030

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?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.