Vulnerability identifier: #VU5540
Vulnerability risk: Critical
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: Yes
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
The vulnerability exists due to boundary when processing .swf files in Adobe Flash Player. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted. swf file, trick the victim into opening it, cause memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.
Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited via specially crafted .pdf files.
Update Flash Player to version 10.1.102.64.
Update Flash Player for Android to version 10.1.105.6.
Update AIR to version 2.5.1.
Update Flash CS3 Professional and Flex 3 to version 9.0.289.0.
Vulnerable software versions
Adobe Flash Player: 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 9.0.260, 9.0.262, 9.0.277.0, 10.1.53.64, 10.1.82.76, 10.1.85.3
Adobe AIR: 2.0.2, 2.0.3, 2.0.4
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.