Remote code execution in Adobe Flash Playe

Published: 2020-10-13
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-9746
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Adobe Flash Player
Client/Desktop applications / Plugins for browsers, ActiveX components

Vendor Adobe

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) NULL pointer dereference

Risk: 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-2020-9746

CWE-ID: CWE-476 - NULL Pointer Dereference

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise the affected system.

The vulnerability exists due to a NULL pointer dereference error when processing .SWF content. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted .swf file, trick the victim into playing it, trigger a NULL pointer dereference error and execute arbitrary code on the system.


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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?

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