Adobe Flash Player memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Flash Player (Multimedia Player Software). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects an unknown code. 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 weakness was presented 09/09/2014 by Chris Evans with Google Project Zero as APSB14-21 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2014-0547 since 12/20/2013. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 02/15/2022). 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 77581 (Google Chrome < 37.0.2062.120 Multiple Vulnerabilities), 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 100211 (Microsoft Windows Update for Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer (KB2987114)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 16841.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (95817) and Tenable (77581). See 67464, 67465, 67466 and 67467 for similar entries.


  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Flash Player for Linux
  • Adobe Flash Player for Windows/Mac
  • Adobe AIR
  • Adobe AIR for Android
  • Adobe AIR for Windows/Mac








  • end of life

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 77581
Nessus Name: Google Chrome < 37.0.2062.120 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 803496
OpenVAS Name: Adobe AIR Multiple Vulnerabilities-01 Sep14 (Windows)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Advisory: APSB14-21
Researcher: Chris Evans
Organization: Google Project Zero
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-0547 (🔍)

X-Force: 95817 - Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Air code execution, High Risk
SecurityTracker: 1030822 - Adobe Flash Player Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Bypass Security Controls
Vulnerability Center: 46031 - [APSB14-21] Adobe Flash Player and AIR SDK Remote Code Execution and DoS via Unspecified Vectors - CVE-2014-0547, Critical
SecurityFocus: 69695 - Adobe Flash Player and AIR CVE-2014-0547 Unspecified Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Secunia: 61089 - Red Hat update for flash-plugin, Highly Critical

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Created: 09/10/2014 10:41 AM
Updated: 02/15/2022 10:27 AM
Changes: 09/10/2014 10:41 AM (95), 06/06/2017 08:19 AM (4), 02/15/2022 10:20 AM (2), 02/15/2022 10:27 AM (1)
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