Adobe Flash Player for Mac <= 23.0.0.185 Arbitrary Code Execution (APSB16-36)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94335

Synopsis

The remote macOS or Mac OS X host has a browser plugin installed that is affected by an arbitrary code execution vulnerability.

Description

The version of Adobe Flash Player installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is equal or prior to version 23.0.0.185. 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.

Solution

Upgrade to Adobe Flash Player version 23.0.0.205 or later.

See Also

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-36.html

http://www.nessus.org/u?0cb17c10

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94335

File Name: macosx_flash_player_apsb16-36.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2016/10/27

Updated: 2018/07/16

Dependencies: 53914

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/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: 2016/10/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/10/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7855

BID: 93861