Adobe AIR < 220.127.116.1140 ActionScript Predefined Class Prototype Addition Remote Code Execution (APSB11-07)
High Nessus Plugin ID 53474
SynopsisThe remote Windows host contains a version of Adobe AIR that allows arbitrary code execution.
DescriptionThe remote Windows host contains a version of Adobe AIR earlier than 18.104.22.16840. Such versions are reportedly affected by a memory corruption vulnerability.
By tricking a user on the affected system into opening a specially crafted document with Flash content, such as a SWF file embedded in a Microsoft Word document, an attacker can potentially leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code remotely on the system subject to the user's privileges.
Note that there are reports that this issue is being exploited in the wild as of April 2011.
SolutionUpgrade to Adobe AIR 22.214.171.12440 or later.