Adobe Flash Player up to 13.0.0.x/17.0.0.x information disclosure

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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 some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality. The summary by CVE is:

Adobe Flash Player before and 14.x through 17.x before on Windows and OS X and before on Linux allows attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and obtain sensitive information via unspecified vectors.

The weakness was released 04/14/2015 by Chris Evans (bilou) with Google Project Zero as not defined advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2015-3044 since 04/09/2015. 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. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1592 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The exploit is shared for download at It is declared as proof-of-concept. We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 83369 (MS KB3061904: Update for Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer), 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 167828 (OpenSuSE Security Update for flash-player (openSUSE-SU-2015:0914-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 19760.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (83369). Further details are available at








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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266

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Access: Public
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Nessus ID: 83369
Nessus Name: MS KB3061904: Update for Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer
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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: Chris Evans (bilou)
Organization: Google Project Zero
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-3044 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1032105
Vulnerability Center: 49688 - [APSB15-06, APSB15-09] Adobe Flash Player Remote Information Disclosure Vulnerability- CVE-2015-3044, Medium
SecurityFocus: 74605 - Adobe Flash Player and AIR Multiple Unspecified Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities

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Created: 04/15/2015 10:38 AM
Updated: 05/06/2022 11:23 AM
Changes: 04/15/2015 10:38 AM (69), 06/26/2017 10:39 AM (15), 05/06/2022 11:16 AM (4), 05/06/2022 11:23 AM (1)
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