Adobe Flash Player prior Same Origin Policy information disclosure

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Adobe Flash Player (Multimedia Player Software). Affected is an unknown code of the component Same Origin Policy. 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, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Adobe Flash Player before and 19.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 attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy and obtain sensitive information via unspecified vectors.

The weakness was disclosed 09/22/2015 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2015-6679 since 08/26/2015. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1592.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 86059 (Adobe AIR <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB15-23)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows.

Upgrading to version, or eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 21032.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (86059). The entries 77991, 77992, 77993 and 77994 are pretty similar.







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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.0

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 86059
Nessus Name: Adobe AIR <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB15-23)
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OpenVAS ID: 803024
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Flash Player Multiple Vulnerabilities Sep15 (Windows)
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Advisory: RHSA-2015:1814
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-6679 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1033629
Vulnerability Center: 52856 - [APSB15-23] Adobe Flash Player, AIR, AIR SDK and AIR SDK and Compiler Remote Information Disclosure - CVE-2015-6679, Medium
SecurityFocus: 76806 - Adobe Flash Player and AIR CVE-2015-6679 Same Origin Policy Security Bypass Vulnerability

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Created: 09/23/2015 07:25 PM
Updated: 06/18/2022 07:53 PM
Changes: 09/23/2015 07:25 PM (65), 01/02/2018 10:21 AM (8), 06/18/2022 07:45 PM (4), 06/18/2022 07:53 PM (1)
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