Adobe Flash Player up to 13.0.0.x/17.0.0.x double free

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Adobe Flash Player up to 13.0.0.x/17.0.0.x (Multimedia Player Software). This affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a double free vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-415. The product calls free() twice on the same memory address, potentially leading to modification of unexpected memory locations. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 04/14/2015 by Steven Vittitoe (instruder) with Alibaba Security Research Team (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2015-0346 since 12/01/2014. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

A public exploit has been developed in Ruby. The exploit is shared for download at It is declared as proof-of-concept. We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 84160 (Adobe AIR for Mac <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB15-06)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 123524 (Adobe Flash Player Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (APSB15-06)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 19746.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (84160). The entries 74818, 74819, 74820 and 74821 are pretty similar.








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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.6

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Class: Double free
CWE: CWE-415 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 84160
Nessus Name: Adobe AIR for Mac <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB15-06)
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OpenVAS ID: 803374
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Flash Player Multiple Vulnerabilities - 01 Apr15 (Windows)
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Advisory: RHSA-2015:0813
Researcher: Steven Vittitoe (instruder)
Organization: Alibaba Security Research Team
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-0346 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1032105 - Adobe Flash Player Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Bypass ASLR, Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information, and Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 49646 - [APSB15-06] Adobe Flash Player Remote Code Execution due to Double-Free vulnerabilities - CVE-2015-0346, Critical
SecurityFocus: 74062 - Adobe Flash Player Multiple Unspecified Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities

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Created: 04/15/2015 10:31 AM
Updated: 05/04/2022 12:26 AM
Changes: 04/15/2015 10:31 AM (72), 06/26/2017 10:29 AM (16), 05/04/2022 12:16 AM (3), 05/04/2022 12:26 AM (1)
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