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Microsoft February 2020 update for Adobe Flash Player



Published: 2020-02-11
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-3757
CWE ID CWE-843
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Adobe Flash Player
Client/Desktop applications / Plugins for browsers, ActiveX components

Vendor Microsoft

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Type Confusion

Severity: High

CVSSv3: 7.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-3757

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

Exploit availability: No

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 Flash content. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted .swf file, trick the victim into playing it, trigger a type confusion error and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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

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 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 10 Version 1903 for 32-bit Systems, on Windows 10 Version 1903 for ARM64-based Systems, on Windows 10 Version 1903 for x64-based Systems, on Windows RT 8.1, on Windows Server 2012, on Windows Server 2012 R2, on Windows Server 2016, on Windows Server 2019

CPE External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/ADV200003

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.