Adobe Flash Player prior type confusion

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Adobe Flash Player (Multimedia Player Software). This vulnerability affects an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a type confusion vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-843. The program allocates or initializes a resource such as a pointer, object, or variable using one type, but it later accesses that resource using a type that is incompatible with the original type. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 07/13/2016 with Zero Day Initiative as APSB16-25 as confirmed security bulletin (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2016-4225 since 04/27/2016. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/02/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.

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, or 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 vulnerability database at Tenable (92309). Similar entries are available at 89057, 89058, 89059 and 89060.






  • free


  • end of life

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.6

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VulDB Temp Score: 8.4
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Class: Type confusion
CWE: CWE-843
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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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


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Advisory: APSB16-25
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-4225 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1036280
SecurityFocus: 91718 - Adobe Flash Player APSB16-25 Type Confusion Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

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Created: 07/13/2016 10:44 AM
Updated: 09/02/2022 12:22 PM
Changes: 07/13/2016 10:44 AM (67), 02/23/2019 08:39 AM (14), 09/02/2022 12:22 PM (4)
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