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). It has been classified as critical. This affects some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as 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. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Adobe Flash Player before and 11.x before 11.4.402.287 on Windows and Mac OS X, before and 11.x before on Linux, before on Android 2.x and 3.x, and before on Android 4.x; Adobe AIR before; and Adobe AIR SDK before allow attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via unspecified vectors, a different vulnerability than other Flash Player memory corruption CVEs listed in APSB12-22.

The weakness was presented 10/08/2012 by Mateusz Jurczyk, Gynvael Coldwind and Fermin Serna with Google Security Team as APSB12-22 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The public release was coordinated in cooperation with Adobe. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2012-5258 since 10/04/2012. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

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 (79079) and Tenable (62479). Further details are available at








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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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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
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CVE: CVE-2012-5258 (🔍)

X-Force: 79079 - Adobe Flash Player and Air code execution, High Risk
SecurityTracker: 1027624 - Adobe Flash Player Buffer Overflows and Memory Corruption Errors Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 36416 - [APSB12-22] Adobe Flash Player and AIR Unspecified Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2012-5258, Critical
SecurityFocus: 56210 - Adobe Flash Player and AIR CVE-2012-5258 Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Secunia: 50820 - Red Hat update for flash-plugin, Highly Critical
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Created: 10/09/2012 10:50 AM
Updated: 04/14/2021 04:22 PM
Changes: 10/09/2012 10:50 AM (92), 04/17/2017 12:48 PM (6), 04/14/2021 04:22 PM (2)
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