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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Adobe Flash Player Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Flash Player Double-Free Memory Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031634
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1031634
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-0312   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 27 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 16.0.0.257 and prior; 13.0.0.262 and prior 13.x versions; 11.2.202.438 and prior versions for Linux
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 Flash content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a double-free memory error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

bilou (via the Chromium Vulnerability Rewards Program) 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 (16.0.0.257 and prior; 13.0.0.262 and prior 13.x versions; 11.2.202.438 and prior versions for Linux).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-03.html

Vendor URL:  helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-03.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

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



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