Adobe Flash Player up to 13.0.0.x/17.0.0.x memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Flash Player up to 13.0.0.x/17.0.0.x (Multimedia Player Software). It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown code block. 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. CVE summarizes:

Adobe Flash Player before and 14.x through 17.x before on Windows and OS X and before on Linux allows attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via unspecified vectors, as exploited in the wild in April 2015, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-0347, CVE-2015-0350, CVE-2015-0352, CVE-2015-0353, CVE-2015-0354, CVE-2015-0355, CVE-2015-0360, CVE-2015-3038, CVE-2015-3041, and CVE-2015-3042.

The weakness was published 04/14/2015 by Steven Vittitoe (instruder) with Alibaba Security Research Team (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2015-3043 since 04/09/2015. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

A public exploit has been developed in Ruby. The exploit is available at It is declared as highly functional. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 84156 (Adobe AIR <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB15-06)), 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 167734 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security update for flash-player (SUSE-SU-2015:0723-1)). This issue was added on 03/03/2022 to the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog with a due date of 03/24/2022:

The impacted product is end-of-life and should be disconnected if still in use.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 19563.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Exploit-DB (41681), (31), Tenable (84156), SecurityFocus (BID 74062†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-49675†).








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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Nessus ID: 84156
Nessus Name: Adobe AIR <= 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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MetaSploit ID: adobe_flash_nellymoser_bof.rb
MetaSploit Name: Adobe Flash Player Nellymoser Audio Decoding Buffer Overflow
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Advisory: RHSA-2015:0813
Researcher: Steven Vittitoe (instruder)
Organization: Alibaba Security Research Team
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-3043 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 74062 - Adobe Flash Player Multiple Unspecified Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities
SecurityTracker: 1032105
Vulnerability Center: 49675 - [APSB15-06] Adobe Flash Player Remote Code Execution due to Memory Corruption vulnerabilities - CVE-2015-3043, Critical

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Created: 04/15/2015 10:37 AM
Updated: 07/17/2024 12:12 AM
Changes: 04/15/2015 10:37 AM (67), 06/26/2017 10:36 AM (18), 05/06/2022 11:02 AM (4), 05/06/2022 11:08 AM (1), 04/23/2024 11:09 AM (23), 07/09/2024 09:20 AM (2), 07/17/2024 12:12 AM (12)
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