Adobe Flash Player use after free

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Adobe Flash Player (Multimedia Player Software) (affected version not known). Affected by this issue is an unknown code. 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 presented 04/09/2016 by Natalie Silvanovich with Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2016-1011 since 12/22/2015. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is available at As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 90426 (Adobe Flash Player for Mac <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB16-10)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks and running in the context local. 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)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 24254.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-58139), Tenable (90426) and Exploit-DB (39779). See 81608, 81847, 81849 and 81850 for similar entries.






  • free


  • end of life

CPE 2.3info

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.3

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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: 90426
Nessus Name: Adobe Flash Player for Mac <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB16-10)
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OpenVAS ID: 800035
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Flash Player Security Updates( apsb16-10 )-Windows
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Advisory: 137050
Researcher: Natalie Silvanovich
Organization: Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-1011 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1035509
Vulnerability Center: 58139 - [APSB16-10] Adobe Flash Player and Flash Player ESR Remote Code Execution - CVE-2016-1011, Critical
SecurityFocus: 85926 - Adobe Flash Player APSB16-10 Multiple Use After Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

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Created: 04/09/2016 03:26 PM
Updated: 07/12/2022 06:24 PM
Changes: 04/09/2016 03:26 PM (72), 02/04/2019 01:41 PM (20), 07/12/2022 06:16 PM (4), 07/12/2022 06:24 PM (1)
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