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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Adobe Flash Player Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Flash Player Type Confusion Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035491
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035491
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-1019   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 8 2016
Original Entry Date:  Apr 6 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 21.0.0.197 and prior
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 a type confusion error and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

This vulnerability is being actively exploited against all versions of Windows systems running Flash Player version 20.0.0.306 and prior versions.

Kafeine of EmergingThreats/Proofpoint, Genwei Jiang of FireEye, and Clement Lecigne of Google 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 (21.0.0.213; ESR 18.0.0.343; 11.2.202.616 for Linux).

The vendor's advisories are available at:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsa16-01.html
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-10.html

Vendor URL:  helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-10.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.
Apr 8 2016 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Type Confusion Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
Apr 13 2016 (Microsoft Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Type Confusion Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Microsoft has issued a fix.



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