Flash Player < 11.2.202.643 / 23.0.0.205 RCE (APSB16-36)

Critical Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9801

Synopsis

The remote host is running an outdated version of Adobe Flash Player that is affected by a remote code execution (RCE) attack vector.

Description

Versions of Adobe Flash Player prior to 11.2.202.643 and 23.0.0.205 are unpatched, and therefore affected by a flaw that is triggered as user-supplied input is not properly validated. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to corrupt memory and potentially execute arbitrary code.

Solution

Upgrade to Adobe Flash Player version 23.0.0.205 or later. If 23.x cannot be obtained, version 11.2.202.643 has also been patched for this vulnerability.

See Also

http://www.securityweek.com/adobe-patches-flash-vulnerability-used-targeted-attacks

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 9801

File Name: 9801.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2016/11/23

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 5158

Nessus ID: 92024

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSSv2

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSSv3

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/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: 2016/10/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/10/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4234

BID: 91725