#VU5229 Stack-based buffer overflow


Published: 2017-01-23 | Updated: 2020-11-20

Vulnerability identifier: #VU5229

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-2014-9163

CWE-ID: CWE-121

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Adobe

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

The weakness exists due to stack-based buffer overflow 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 for Linux: 11.2.202.238, 11.2.202.261, 11.2.202.262, 11.2.202.270, 11.2.202.327, 11.2.202.335, 11.2.202.350, 11.2.202.418, 11.2.202.425, 11.2.202.616

Adobe Flash Player: 12.0.0.38, 12.0.0.41, 12.0.0.43, 12.0.0.44, 13.0.0.182, 13.0.0.201, 13.0.0.206, 13.0.0.214, 13.0.0.223, 13.0.0.258, 14.0.0.125, 14.0.0.145, 14.0.0.179, 15.0.0.223, 16.0.0.234

CPE

External links
http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-27.html


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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