Flash Player <= 15.0.0.223 Dereferenced Memory Pointer RCE (APSB14-26)

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8585

Synopsis

The remote host is running an outdated version of Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer which is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.

Description

According to its version number, the instance of Flash Player on the remote host is exposed to an arbitrary code execution vulnerability by means of a malicious SWF file. This vulnerability exists due to the processing of a dereferenced memory pointer when handling SWF files.

Solution

Upgrade to version 15.0.0.239 or later.\n\nAlternatively, Adobe has made version 13.0.0.258 available for those who cannot be upgraded to 15.x.

See Also

http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-26.html

https://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002768.html

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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 8585

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2015/03/27

Modified: 2016/01/19

Dependencies: 5158

Nessus ID: 79442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

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:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSSv3

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:X/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:flash_player

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/11/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8439

BID: 71289