Adobe Flash Player unrestricted upload

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Flash Player (Multimedia Player Software). It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a unrestricted upload vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-434. The software allows the attacker to upload or transfer files of dangerous types that can be automatically processed within the product's environment. As an impact it is known to affect integrity.

The weakness was published 03/12/2015 as APSB15-05 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2015-0340 since 12/01/2014. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1608.002 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 84155 (Adobe AIR <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB15-05)), 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 123399 (Adobe Flash Player Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (APSB15-05)).

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 19593.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (101540) and Tenable (84155). Similar entries are available at 73997, 73998, 73999 and 74000.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.6

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Unrestricted upload
CWE: CWE-434 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1608.002

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 84155
Nessus Name: Adobe AIR <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB15-05)
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OpenVAS ID: 803323
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Flash Player Multiple Vulnerabilities - 01 Mar15 (Windows)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Advisory: APSB15-05
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-0340 (🔍)
X-Force: 101540 - Adobe Flash Player security bypass
SecurityTracker: 1031922 - Adobe Flash Player Multiple Memory Corruption Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Bypass Security Restrictions
Vulnerability Center: 49058 - [APSB15-05] Adobe Flash Player, Flash Player ESR and Multiple AIR Products Remote File Upload Vulnerability - CVE-2015-0340, Critical
SecurityFocus: 73080

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Created: 03/16/2015 11:40 AM
Updated: 04/15/2022 02:16 PM
Changes: 03/16/2015 11:40 AM (72), 06/22/2017 10:52 AM (8), 04/15/2022 02:16 PM (4)
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