#VU5231 Memory corruption

Published: 2017-01-23 | Updated: 2017-03-10

Vulnerability identifier: #VU5231

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-9164


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

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

The weakness exists due to boundary 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.

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Vulnerable software versions

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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?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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