Flash Player For Mac <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB14-27)

High Nessus Plugin ID 79837


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 :

- A security bypass vulnerability that allows an attacker to bypass the same-origin policy. (CVE-2014-0580)

- Multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities that allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-0587, CVE-2014-9164)

- A use-after-free vulnerability that can result in arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2014-8443)

- An unspecified information disclosure vulnerability.

- A stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability that can be exploited to execute arbitrary code or elevate privileges. (CVE-2014-9163)


Upgrade to Adobe Flash Player version or later.

Alternatively, Adobe has made version available for those installations that cannot be upgraded to 16.x.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79837

File Name: macosx_flash_player_16_0_0_235.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2014/12/09

Modified: 2017/06/06

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: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: 2014/12/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/12/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0580, CVE-2014-0587, CVE-2014-8443, CVE-2014-9162, CVE-2014-9163, CVE-2014-9164

BID: 71581, 71582, 71583, 71584, 71585, 71586

OSVDB: 115557, 115558, 115559, 115560, 115561, 115564