#VU5540 Memory corruption in Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR

Published: 2020-03-18

Vulnerability identifier: #VU5540

Vulnerability risk: Critical


CVE-ID: CVE-2010-3654


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

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

Vendor: Adobe


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
Update Flash Player for Android to version
Update AIR to version 2.5.1.
Update Flash CS3 Professional and Flex 3 to version

Vulnerable software versions

Adobe Flash Player: -

Adobe AIR: 2.0.2 - 2.0.4


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