Adobe Flash Player up to Display Object use after free

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Flash Player up to (Multimedia Player Software). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects some unknown processing of the component Display Object Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a use after free vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-416. Referencing memory after it has been freed can cause a program to crash, use unexpected values, or execute code. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 05/09/2017. The weakness was published 05/09/2017 by Jihui Lu with Tencent KeenLab (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2017-3071 since 12/02/2016. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 100052 (Adobe Flash Player <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB17-15)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 370385 (Adobe Flash Player Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (APSB17-15)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (100052). Similar entries are available at 100957, 100958, 100959 and 100961.






  • free


  • end of life

CPE 2.3info

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.4

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Use after free
CWE: CWE-416 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 100052
Nessus Name: Adobe Flash Player <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB17-15)
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OpenVAS ID: 800035
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Flash Player Security Updates( apsb17-15 )-Windows
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Advisory: RHSA-2017:1219
Researcher: Jihui Lu
Organization: Tencent KeenLab
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-3071 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1038427
SecurityFocus: 98347 - Adobe Flash Player CVE-2017-3071 Use After Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-3071 - Adobe - Flash Player - Use-After-Free Issue

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Created: 05/09/2017 11:02 PM
Updated: 12/06/2022 09:10 AM
Changes: 05/09/2017 11:02 PM (74), 09/24/2020 06:27 PM (9), 12/22/2020 02:58 PM (2), 12/06/2022 09:10 AM (3)
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