Adobe Flash Player up to privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in Adobe Flash Player up to (Multimedia Player Software) and classified as critical. This issue affects some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privileges management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-269. The product does not properly assign, modify, track, or check privileges for an actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was shared 06/16/2016 as MS16-083 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2016-4131 since 04/27/2016. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 91671 (Adobe Flash Player for Mac <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB16-18)), 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 100289 (Microsoft Windows Update for Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer (MS16-083)).

Applying the patch MS16-083 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (91671). The entries 87978, 87979, 87980 and 87981 are related to this item.








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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.9

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Privileges management
CWE: CWE-269 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 91671
Nessus Name: Adobe Flash Player for Mac <= Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB16-18)
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OpenVAS ID: 881653
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Flash Player Security Updates( apsb16-18 )-MAC OS X
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Patch: MS16-083


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Advisory: MS16-083
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-4131 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1036117

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Created: 06/17/2016 04:44 PM
Updated: 08/24/2022 09:14 AM
Changes: 06/17/2016 04:44 PM (75), 01/27/2019 04:32 PM (3), 08/24/2022 09:14 AM (4)
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