Adobe Flash Player type confusion

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Flash Player (Multimedia Player Software) (affected version not known). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a type confusion vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-843. The product allocates or initializes a resource such as a pointer, object, or variable using one type, but it later accesses that resource using a type that is incompatible with the original type. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Adobe Flash Player before and 19.x and 20.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 execute arbitrary code by leveraging an unspecified "type confusion," a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-8439.

The weakness was shared 12/10/2015 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2015-8456 since 12/02/2015. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 87243 (Adobe AIR <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB15-32)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (108900) and Tenable (87243). The entries 76038, 79654, 79655 and 79656 are related to this item.







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Class: Type confusion
CWE: CWE-843
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 87243
Nessus Name: Adobe AIR <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB15-32)
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OpenVAS ID: 803456
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Air Multiple Vulnerabilities Dec15 (Windows)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-8456 (🔍)
X-Force: 108900 - Adobe Flash Player code execution
SecurityTracker: 1034318
Vulnerability Center: 55172 - [APSB15-32] Adobe Flash Player, AIR, AIR SDK and AIR SDK and Compiler Remote Code Execution - CVE-2015-8456, Critical
SecurityFocus: 78802

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Created: 12/14/2015 09:33 AM
Updated: 07/01/2022 02:31 AM
Changes: 12/14/2015 09:33 AM (41), 12/18/2015 03:44 PM (21), 07/01/2022 02:17 AM (2), 07/01/2022 02:24 AM (7), 07/01/2022 02:31 AM (2)
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