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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Adobe Flash Player Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Flash Player Memory Leak Lets Remote Users Bypass Address Randomization
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031609
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1031609
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-0310   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 22 2015
Impact:   Disclosure of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 16.0.0.257 and prior; 13.0.0.260 and prior 13.x versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe Flash Player. A remote user can bypass the memory address randomization security feature.

A remote user can create specially crafted Flash content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory leak to obtain information that can be used to bypass memory address randomization.

Windows-based systems are affected.

This vulnerability is being actively exploited.

[Editor's note: This is a separate vulnerability from the one recently reported in Alert ID 1031597.]

Yang Dingning (via the Chromium Vulnerability Rewards Program), Timo Hirvonen of F-Secure, and Kafeine reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can trigger a memory leak to obtain information and bypass memory address randomization.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (16.0.0.287, ESR 13.0.0.262).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-02.html

Vendor URL:  helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-02.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jan 22 2015 (Microsoft Issues Fix for Internet Explorer) Adobe Flash Player Memory Leak Lets Remote Users Bypass Address Randomization
Microsoft has issued a fix for Internet Explorer 10 and 11.
Jan 27 2015 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Memory Leak Lets Remote Users Bypass Address Randomization
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.



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