Adobe Flash Player <= Arbitrary Code Execution (APSB16-36)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94334


The remote Windows host has a browser plugin installed that is affected by an arbitrary code execution vulnerability.


The version of Adobe Flash Player installed on the remote Windows host is equal or prior to version It is, therefore, affected by an arbitrary code execution vulnerability due to a use-after-free error. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to visit a website containing specially crafted Flash content, to dereference already freed memory, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94334

File Name: flash_player_apsb16-36.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/10/27

Modified: 2016/12/08

Dependencies: 28211

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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


Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:flash_player

Required KB Items: SMB/Flash_Player/installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/10/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7855

BID: 93861

OSVDB: 146300