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

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 6801


The remote host contains a browser plug-in that is affected by a code execution vulnerability


The remote host has Adobe Flash Player installed.

Versions of Flash Player 10.x equal to or earlier than or 11.x equal to or ealier than are potentially 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


Upgrade to Flash Player / or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 6801

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2013/05/08

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Nessus ID: 58994

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:flash_player

Patch Publication Date: 2012/05/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/05/04

Exploitable With

Metasploit (windows/browser/adobe_flash_rtmp.rb)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0779

BID: 53395