#VU5031 “Use-after-free” error

Published: 2016-11-08 | Updated: 2017-03-03

Vulnerability identifier: #VU5031

Vulnerability risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2016-7858


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Adobe


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

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error when processing .swf files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted .swf file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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

Install the latest version Adobe Flash Player or Adobe Flash Player for Linux

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Flash Player: -

Adobe Flash Player for Linux: -


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