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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Adobe Flash Player Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Flash Player Use-After-Free Memory Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031686
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1031686
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-0313   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 5 2015
Original Entry Date:  Feb 2 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 16.0.0.296 and prior (Windows/Mac); 13.0.0.264 and prior 13.x
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 use-after-free memory error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

This vulnerability is being actively exploited via Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox on Windows 8.1 and prior.

Elia Florio and Dave Weston of Microsoft and Peter Pi of Trend Micro 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 (16.0.0.305, ESR 13.0.0.269, 11.2.202.442 for Linux).

The vendor's advisories are available at:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-04.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsa15-02.html

Vendor URL:  helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-04.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.
Feb 5 2015 (Microsoft Issues Fix for Internet Explorer) Adobe Flash Player Use-After-Free Memory Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Microsoft has issued a fix for Internet Explorer 10 and 11.



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