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

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8585
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The remote host is running an outdated version of Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer which is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


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.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 8585

Family: Web Clients

Published: 3/27/2015

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 5158

Nessus ID: 79442

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:ND/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.7

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:X/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:adobe:flash_player:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 11/25/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/25/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8439

BID: 71289