#VU5185 Double free

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

Vulnerability identifier: #VU5185

Vulnerability risk: Critical


CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0502


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

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.

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Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Flash Player: -

Adobe Flash Player for Linux: -

Adobe AIR: -


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