#VU5185 Double free


Published: 2017-01-20 | Updated: 2020-11-20

Vulnerability identifier: #VU5185

Vulnerability risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0502

CWE-ID: CWE-415

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
Adobe AIR
Client/Desktop applications / Multimedia software

Vendor: Adobe

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

The weakness exists due to double free error when processing .swf files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Web site, trick the victim into visiting 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.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Flash Player: 12.0.0.38 - 12.0.0.70

Adobe Flash Player for Linux: 11.2.202.238 - 11.2.202.341

Adobe AIR: 4.0.0.1390 - 4.0.0.1628


CPE

External links
http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-07.html


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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