Adobe Flash Player prior Same Origin Policy access control

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Flash Player (Multimedia Player Software). It has been classified as critical. This affects an unknown code of the component Same Origin Policy. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-284. The product does not restrict or incorrectly restricts access to a resource from an unauthorized actor. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Adobe Flash Player before and 14.x through 18.x before on Windows and OS X and before on Linux, Adobe AIR before, Adobe AIR SDK before, and Adobe AIR SDK & Compiler before allow remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy via unspecified vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-3115, CVE-2015-3116, CVE-2015-3125, and CVE-2015-5116.

The weakness was presented 07/09/2015 by Soroush Dalili with Zero Day Initiative (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2014-0578 since 12/20/2013. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 84641 (Adobe AIR <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB15-16)), 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 100241 (Microsoft Windows Update for Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer (KB3065823)).

Upgrading to version, or eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 19997.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (84641), SecurityFocus (BID 75594†), SecurityTracker (ID 1032810†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-51079†).







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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-284 / CWE-266

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Nessus ID: 84641
Nessus Name: Adobe AIR <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB15-16)
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OpenVAS ID: 802781
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Flash Player Use-After-Free Vulnerability July15 (Windows)
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Advisory: RHSA-2015:1214
Researcher: Soroush Dalili
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-0578 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 75594 - Adobe Flash Player and AIR Multiple Cross Domain Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities
SecurityTracker: 1032810 - Adobe Flash Player Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Bypass Same-Origin Restrictions, Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information, and Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 51079 - [APSB15-16] Adobe Flash Player, AIR, AIR SDK and AIR SDK and Compiler Remote Information Disclosure - CVE-2014-0578, Medium


Created: 07/10/2015 09:35 AM
Updated: 05/23/2022 06:42 PM
Changes: 07/10/2015 09:35 AM (65), 01/27/2018 12:38 PM (16), 05/23/2022 06:35 PM (2), 05/23/2022 06:42 PM (1)
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