Flash Player < / RCE (APSB15-14)

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8820


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


Versions of Adobe Flash Player prior to are outdated and thus unpatched for a remote code execution vulnerability due to improper validation of unspecified user-supplied input. A remote attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted Flash content, to cause a heap-based buffer overflow, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade to Adobe Flash Player version or later. If 18.x cannot be obtained, has also been patched for these vulnerabilities.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 8820

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2015/07/24

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 5158

Nessus ID: 84365, 84366

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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


Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.5


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:adobe:flash_player

Patch Publication Date: 2015/06/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/06/23

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Adobe Flash Player Nellymoser Audio Decoding Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3113

IAVA: 2015-A-0132