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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Adobe Flash Player Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Flash Player Integer Underflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029715
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029715
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-0497   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 4 2014
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 12.0.0.43 and prior; other versions affected
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe Flash Player. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an integer underflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Alexander Polyakov and Anton Ivanov of Kaspersky Labs reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (11.2.202.336 for Linux; 11.7.700.261 and 12.0.0.44 for Windows and Macintosh).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-04.html

Vendor URL:  helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-04.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Android, Linux (Any), UNIX (macOS/OS X), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 4 2014 (Microsoft Issues Fix for Internet Explorer) Adobe Flash Player Integer Underflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Microsoft has issued a fix for Internet Explorer 10 and 11.
Feb 5 2014 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Integer Underflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.



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