Adobe Flash Player Search Path untrusted search path

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Flash Player (Multimedia Player Software) (version unknown) and classified as critical. This issue affects an unknown function of the component Search Path Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a untrusted search path vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-426. The application searches for critical resources using an externally-supplied search path that can point to resources that are not under the application's direct control. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 04/09/2016 by Stefan Kanthak (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2016-1014 since 12/22/2015. Attacking locally is a requirement. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1574 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

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 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)).

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 24258.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (90426). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 81608, 81847, 81848 and 81849.






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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.6

VulDB Base Score: 7.8
VulDB Temp Score: 7.5
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Class: Untrusted search path
CWE: CWE-426
ATT&CK: T1574

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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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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Recommended: Upgrade
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Advisory: 137532
Researcher: Stefan Kanthak
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-1014 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1035509
Vulnerability Center: 58144 - [APSB16-10] Adobe Flash Player and Flash Player ESR Local Code Execution - CVE-2016-1014, High
SecurityFocus: 85928 - Adobe Flash Player APSB16-10 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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Created: 04/09/2016 03:26 PM
Updated: 07/12/2022 06:55 PM
Changes: 04/09/2016 03:26 PM (71), 02/04/2019 01:51 PM (16), 07/12/2022 06:46 PM (4), 07/12/2022 06:55 PM (1)
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