Flash Player for Mac <= / Object Confusion Vulnerability (APSB12-09)

High Nessus Plugin ID 58995


The remote Mac OS X host has a browser plugin that is affected by a code execution vulnerability.


According to its version, the instance of Flash Player installed on the remote Mac OS X host is 10.x equal to or earlier than or 11.x equal to or earlier than It is, therefore, reportedly affected by an object confusion vulnerability that could allow an attacker to crash the application or potentially take control of the target system.

By tricking a victim into visiting a specially crafted page, an attacker may be able to utilize this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code subject to the users' privileges.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58995

File Name: macosx_flash_player_11_2_202_235.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2012/05/04

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 53914

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:flash_player

Required KB Items: MacOSX/Flash_Player/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/05/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/05/04

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Adobe Flash Player Object Type Confusion)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0779

BID: 53395

OSVDB: 81656