Adobe Flash Player prior 11.2.202.632/18.0.0.366/22.0.0.209 memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Adobe Flash Player (Multimedia Player Software). Affected is an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as 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. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Adobe Flash Player before 18.0.0.366 and 19.x through 22.x before 22.0.0.209 on Windows and OS X and before 11.2.202.632 on Linux allows attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via unspecified vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2016-4172, CVE-2016-4175, CVE-2016-4180, CVE-2016-4181, CVE-2016-4182, CVE-2016-4183, CVE-2016-4184, CVE-2016-4185, CVE-2016-4186, CVE-2016-4187, CVE-2016-4188, CVE-2016-4189, CVE-2016-4190, CVE-2016-4217, CVE-2016-4218, CVE-2016-4219, CVE-2016-4220, CVE-2016-4221, CVE-2016-4233, CVE-2016-4234, CVE-2016-4235, CVE-2016-4236, CVE-2016-4237, CVE-2016-4238, CVE-2016-4239, CVE-2016-4240, CVE-2016-4241, CVE-2016-4242, CVE-2016-4243, CVE-2016-4244, CVE-2016-4245, and CVE-2016-4246.

The weakness was shared 07/13/2016 by Wen Guanxing (Basti) with Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team as APSB16-25 as confirmed security bulletin (Website). The advisory is shared for download at helpx.adobe.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-4179 since 04/27/2016. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

The exploit is shared for download at exploit-db.com. It is declared as proof-of-concept. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 92309 (openSUSE Security Update : flash-player (openSUSE-2016-870)), 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 100291 (Microsoft Windows Update for Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer (MS16-093)).

Upgrading to version 11.2.202.632, 18.0.0.366 or 22.0.0.209 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Exploit-DB (40102), Tenable (92309) and SecurityFocus (BID 91725†).

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
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Nessus ID: 92309
Nessus Name: openSUSE Security Update : flash-player (openSUSE-2016-870)
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OpenVAS ID: 863907
OpenVAS Name: Adobe Flash Player Security Updates( apsb16-25 )-Linux
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Flash Player 11.2.202.632/18.0.0.366/22.0.0.209

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Vendor: adobe.com

Advisory: APSB16-25
Researcher: Wen Guanxing (Basti)
Organization: Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-4179 (🔍)
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SecurityTracker: 1036280
SecurityFocus: 91725 - Adobe Flash Player APSB16-25 Multiple Unspecified Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013

Entryinfo

Created: 07/13/2016 10:39 AM
Updated: 09/02/2022 07:24 AM
Changes: 07/13/2016 10:39 AM (70), 02/23/2019 08:26 AM (18), 09/02/2022 07:24 AM (3)
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