#VU3042 Memory corruption in Adobe Flash Player

Published: 2020-03-18

Vulnerability identifier: #VU3042

Vulnerability risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 9.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2012-1535


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Adobe Flash Player
Client/Desktop applications / Plugins for browsers, ActiveX components

Vendor: Adobe

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The weakness exists due to boundary error when parsing malicious files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Flash (.swf) file embedded in a Microsoft Word (.doc) 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: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Update Adobe Flash Player for Windows and Macintosh to version 11.3.300.271:
Update Adobe Flash Player for Linux to version

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Flash Player: - 11.3.300.268

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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?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.

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