Adobe Flash Player memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Flash Player (Multimedia Player Software) and classified as very critical. Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Adobe Flash Player and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors, as exploited in the wild in April 2016.

The bug was discovered 04/05/2016. The weakness was presented 04/05/2016 by Kafeine, Genwei Jiang and Clement Lecigne with FireEye, Inc. as APSA16-01 as confirmed security advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at The public release was coordinated in cooperation with the vendor. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2016-1019 since 12/22/2015. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a private exploit is available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 04/23/2024). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.

It is declared as highly functional. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $100k and more. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 90505 (SUSE SLED12 Security Update : flash-player (SUSE-SU-2016:0990-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 168848 (OpenSuSE Security Update for flash-player (openSUSE-SU-2016:1306-1)). The advisory illustrates:

Adobe is aware of reports that CVE-2016-1019 is being actively exploited on systems running Windows 7 and Windows XP with Flash Player version and earlier.
This issue was added on 03/03/2022 to the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog with a due date of 03/24/2022:
The impacted product is end-of-life and should be disconnected if still in use.

Upgrading to version eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 24253.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (111955) and Tenable (90505).








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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Status: Highly functional

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Nessus ID: 90505
Nessus Name: SUSE SLED12 Security Update : flash-player (SUSE-SU-2016:0990-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 800035
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Flash Player Security Updates( apsb16-10 )-Windows
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Advisory: APSA16-01
Researcher: Kafeine, Genwei Jiang, Clement Lecigne
Organization: FireEye, Inc.
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-1019 (🔍)

X-Force: 111955 - Adobe Flash Player code execution
SecurityTracker: 1035491
Vulnerability Center: 58152 - [APSA16-01, APSB16-10] Adobe Flash Player Remote Code Execution or DoS - CVE-2016-1019, Critical
SecurityFocus: 85856 - Adobe Flash Player CVE-2016-1019 Unspecified Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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Created: 04/06/2016 09:03 AM
Updated: 04/23/2024 11:45 AM
Changes: 04/06/2016 09:03 AM (101), 07/20/2019 11:12 AM (3), 07/12/2022 09:14 AM (3), 04/23/2024 11:45 AM (23)
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