Flash Player For Mac <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB14-24)

High Nessus Plugin ID 79143


The remote Mac OS X host has a browser plugin that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its version, the installation of Adobe Flash Player installed on the remote Mac OS X host is equal or prior to
It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- Multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-0576, CVE-2014-0581, CVE-2014-8440, CVE-2014-8441)

- Multiple use-after-free vulnerabilities could result in arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2014-0573, CVE-2014-0588, CVE-2014-8438, CVE-2014-0574)

- Multiple type confusion vulnerabilities could result in arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2014-0577, CVE-2014-0584, CVE-2014-0585, CVE-2014-0586, CVE-2014-0590)

- Multiple heap-based buffer overflow vulnerabilities can be exploited to execute arbitrary code or elevate privileges. (CVE-2014-0583, CVE-2014-0582, CVE-2014-0589)

- A permission issue that allows a remote attacker to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2014-8442)

- An information disclosure vulnerability can be exploited to disclose secret session tokens. (CVE-2014-8437)


Upgrade to Adobe Flash Player version or later.

Alternatively, Adobe has made version available for those installations that cannot be upgraded to 15.x.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79143

File Name: macosx_flash_player_15_0_0_223.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2014/11/12

Modified: 2017/06/06

Dependencies: 53914

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

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: 2014/11/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/11/11

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Adobe Flash Player UncompressViaZlibVariant Uninitialized Memory)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0573, CVE-2014-0574, CVE-2014-0576, CVE-2014-0577, CVE-2014-0581, CVE-2014-0582, CVE-2014-0583, CVE-2014-0584, CVE-2014-0585, CVE-2014-0586, CVE-2014-0588, CVE-2014-0589, CVE-2014-0590, CVE-2014-8437, CVE-2014-8438, CVE-2014-8440, CVE-2014-8441, CVE-2014-8442

BID: 71033, 71035, 71036, 71037, 71038, 71039, 71040, 71041, 71042, 71043, 71044, 71045, 71046, 71047, 71048, 71049, 71050, 71051

OSVDB: 114487, 114488, 114489, 114490, 114491, 114492, 114493, 114494, 114495, 114496, 114497, 114498, 114499, 114500, 114501, 114502, 114503, 114504