Adobe Flash Player up to memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Flash Player up to (Multimedia Player Software) and classified 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 published 11/11/2014 by Tavis Ormandy and Chris Evans with Google Project Zero as APSB14-24 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2014-0576 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 vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 79139 (Adobe AIR <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB14-24)), 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 100216 (Microsoft Windows Update for Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer (KB3004150)).

Upgrading to version, or eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (98613) and Tenable (79139). is providing further details. Similar entries are available at 68144, 68136, 68137 and 68138.








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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.4

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

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 79139
Nessus Name: Adobe AIR <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB14-24)
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OpenVAS ID: 803496
OpenVAS Name: Adobe AIR Multiple Vulnerabilities(APSB14-24)-(Windows)
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Advisory: APSB14-24
Researcher: Tavis Ormandy/Chris Evans
Organization: Google Project Zero
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-0576 (🔍)

X-Force: 98613 - Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Air code execution, High Risk
SecurityTracker: 1031182 - Adobe Flash Player Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Obtain Session Tokens and Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 47037 - [APSB14-24] Adobe Flash Player, Air, Air SDK and Air SDK \x26 Compiler Remote Code Execution - CVE-2014-0576, Critical
SecurityFocus: 71037 - Adobe Flash Player and AIR CVE-2014-0576 Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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Created: 11/11/2014 10:22 PM
Updated: 02/24/2022 09:38 AM
Changes: 11/11/2014 10:22 PM (80), 06/11/2017 05:28 AM (9), 02/24/2022 09:36 AM (3), 02/24/2022 09:38 AM (1)
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