Adobe Flash Player prior type confusion

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Adobe Flash Player (Multimedia Player Software). Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing. 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.

The weakness was shared 12/28/2015 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2015-8644. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

It is possible to download the exploit at It is declared as proof-of-concept. We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 87656 (Adobe AIR <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB16-01)), 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 168350 (OpenSuSE Security Update for flash-player (openSUSE-SU-2015:2400-1)).

Upgrading to version eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (87656) and Exploit-DB (39476). The entries 79926, 79927, 79930 and 79931 are related to this item.







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

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 87656
Nessus Name: Adobe AIR <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB16-01)
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OpenVAS ID: 803490
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Air Multiple Vulnerabilities -01 Dec15 (Windows)
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Advisory: RHSA-2015:2697
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2015-8644 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1034544
Vulnerability Center: 55418 - [APSB16-01] Adobe Flash Player < Remote Code Execution - CVE-2015-8644, Critical
SecurityFocus: 79704

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Created: 12/29/2015 01:24 PM
Updated: 07/01/2022 08:10 PM
Changes: 12/29/2015 01:24 PM (43), 01/27/2018 12:39 PM (27), 07/01/2022 07:56 PM (5), 07/01/2022 08:03 PM (11), 07/01/2022 08:10 PM (1)
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