Adobe Flash Player up to Same Origin Policy access control

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A vulnerability has been found in Adobe Flash Player up to (Multimedia Player Software) and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown code block of the component Same Origin Policy. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, and integrity. CVE summarizes:

Adobe Flash Player before on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris and before on Android, and Adobe AIR before 2.7.1 on Windows and Mac OS X and before on Android, allows remote attackers bypass the Same Origin Policy and obtain sensitive information via unspecified vectors.

The weakness was disclosed 08/10/2011 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2011-2139. The exploitation appears to be easy. 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 MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 56197 (Adobe Acrobat < 10.1.1 / 9.4.6 / 8.3.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB11-21, APSB11-24)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 165569 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update Adobe Flash Player (SUSE-SA:2011:033)).

Upgrading to version eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (56197). The entries 4399, 4419, 58504 and 58503 are pretty similar.








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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Nessus ID: 56197
Nessus Name: Adobe Acrobat < 10.1.1 / 9.4.6 / 8.3.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB11-21, APSB11-24)
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OpenVAS ID: 70268
OpenVAS Name: FreeBSD Ports: linux-flashplugin
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Advisory: RHSA-2011:1144
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2011-2139 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 32668 - [APSB11-21] Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 49086 - Adobe Flash Player CVE-2011-2139 Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability
Secunia: 48308

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 11/17/2021 05:42 PM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (67), 03/29/2017 05:04 PM (10), 11/17/2021 05:34 PM (6), 11/17/2021 05:42 PM (2)
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