Adobe Flash Player up to 11.4.402.278 memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Flash Player up to 11.4.402.278 (Multimedia Player Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is an 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 software 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 weakness was disclosed 10/08/2012 by Mateusz Jurczyk, Gynvael Coldwind and Fermin Serna with Google Security Team as APSB12-22 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at The public release has been coordinated in cooperation with the vendor. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2012-5257 since 10/04/2012. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 04/14/2021). 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 62479 (Adobe AIR 3.x <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB12-22)), 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 166696 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security update for flash-player (SUSE-SU-2012:1326-2)).

Upgrading to version 11.4.402.287 or eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at The problem might be mitigated by replacing the product with Microsoft Silverlight, Java or Javascript as an alternative. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (79078) and Tenable (62479). is providing further details. The entries 6601, 6595, 6614 and 6606 are pretty similar.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.7

VulDB Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Temp Score: 8.7
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 62479
Nessus Name: Adobe AIR 3.x <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB12-22)
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OpenVAS ID: 72611
OpenVAS Name: FreeBSD Ports: linux-f10-flashplugin
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Flash Player 11.4.402.287/
Alternative: Microsoft Silverlight/Java/Javascript


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Advisory: APSB12-22
Researcher: Mateusz Jurczyk/Gynvael Coldwind/Fermin Serna
Organization: Google Security Team
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2012-5257 (🔍)

X-Force: 79078 - Adobe Flash Player and Air buffer overflow, High Risk
SecurityTracker: 1027624 - Adobe Flash Player Buffer Overflows and Memory Corruption Errors Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 36407 - [APSB12-22] Adobe Flash Player and AIR Unspecified Buffer-Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2012-5257, Critical
SecurityFocus: 56215 - Adobe Flash Player and AIR CVE-2012-5257 Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 50820 - Red Hat update for flash-plugin, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 86034

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Created: 10/09/2012 10:50 AM
Updated: 04/14/2021 04:15 PM
Changes: 10/09/2012 10:50 AM (92), 04/17/2017 12:42 PM (6), 04/14/2021 04:15 PM (2)
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