Adobe Flash Player prior use after free

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Flash Player (Multimedia Player Software). It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a use after free vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-416. Referencing memory after it has been freed can cause a program to crash, use unexpected values, or execute code. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was shared 07/09/2015 by Natalie Silvanovich (bilou) with Google Project Zero (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2015-3124 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.

The exploit is available at It is declared as proof-of-concept. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. 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 20345.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (84641). The entries 76340, 76351, 76353 and 76355 are related to this item.






  • free


  • end of life

CPE 2.3info

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

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.6
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Class: Use after free
CWE: CWE-416 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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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: Natalie Silvanovich (bilou)
Organization: Google Project Zero
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-3124 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1032810 - Adobe Flash Player Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Bypass Same-Origin Restrictions, Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information, and Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 51056 - [APSB15-16] Adobe Flash Player, AIR, AIR SDK and AIR SDK and Compiler Remote Code Execution - CVE-2015-3124, Critical
SecurityFocus: 75590 - Adobe Flash Player and AIR Multiple Use After Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

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Created: 07/10/2015 09:37 AM
Updated: 05/23/2022 09:42 PM
Changes: 07/10/2015 09:37 AM (64), 01/27/2018 12:38 PM (21), 05/23/2022 09:30 PM (3), 05/23/2022 09:42 PM (1)
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