Adobe Flash Player prior memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Flash Player (Multimedia Player Software). It has been rated as very critical. This issue affects some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Adobe Flash Player before and 10.x before, and Adobe AIR before, when used in conjunction with VMWare Tools on a VMWare platform, allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.

The weakness was disclosed 06/15/2010 by Haifei Li with Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2010-2189. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/16/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 46858 (Adobe AIR < Multiple Vulnerabilities (ASPB10-14)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows.

Upgrading to version eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 9397.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (59338) and Tenable (46858). The entries 44472, 53656, 53655 and 53654 are pretty similar.







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CPE 2.3info

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.5

VulDB Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Temp Score: 9.5
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 46858
Nessus Name: Adobe AIR < Multiple Vulnerabilities (ASPB10-14)
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OpenVAS ID: 67656
OpenVAS Name: FreeBSD Ports: linux-flashplugin
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Recommended: Upgrade
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06/07/2010 🔍
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Researcher: Haifei Li
Organization: Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2010-2189 (🔍)

X-Force: 59338
Vulnerability Center: 26227 - [APSB10-14] Adobe AIR and Flash Player Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability via Unspecified Vectors, Medium
SecurityFocus: 40799 - Adobe Flash Player and AIR (CVE-2010-2189) Unspecified Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Secunia: 40026

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Created: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 09/16/2021 02:32 AM
Changes: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM (61), 02/28/2017 11:25 AM (10), 09/16/2021 02:25 AM (4), 09/16/2021 02:32 AM (2)
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