#VU5187 Information disclosure

Published: 2017-01-20 | Updated: 2017-03-24

Vulnerability identifier: #VU5187

Vulnerability risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0499


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 obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

The weakness exists due to memory leak error when processing .swf files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Web page, trick the victim into visiting it, bypass the ASLR protection mechanism and defeat memory address layout randomization.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in information disclosure 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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