Vulnerability identifier: #VU2918
Vulnerability risk: Critical
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: No
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
The weakness exists due to boundary error in the Flash Player authplay.dll component. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Flash (.swf) file embedded in a Microsoft Word (.doc) or Microsoft Excel (.xls) file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.
Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited.
Update Adobe Flash Player 10.x for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris to 10.3.181.14.
Update Adobe Flash Player 10.x for Android to 10.3.185.21.
Vulnerable software versions
Adobe Flash Player: 10.0.12.36 - 10.2.159.1
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.