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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Adobe Flash Player Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Flash Player Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Bypass Security Restrictions and Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036985
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036985
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-4273, CVE-2016-4286, CVE-2016-6981, CVE-2016-6982, CVE-2016-6983, CVE-2016-6984, CVE-2016-6985, CVE-2016-6986, CVE-2016-6987, CVE-2016-6989, CVE-2016-6990, CVE-2016-6992   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 11 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 23.0.0.162 and prior
Description:   Multiple vulnerabilities were 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 bypass security controls on the target system.

A remote user can create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

A type confusion error may occur [CVE-2016-6992].

A use-after-free memory error may occur [CVE-2016-6981, CVE-2016-6987].

Memory corruption errors may occur [CVE-2016-4273, CVE-2016-6982, CVE-2016-6983, CVE-2016-6984, CVE-2016-6985, CVE-2016-6986, CVE-2016-6989, CVE-2016-6990].

A remote user can bypass security controls on the target system [CVE-2016-4286].

Akitsu Madoka (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), Francis Provencher from COSIG, Jie Zeng of Tencent Zhanlu Lab, JieZeng of Tencent Zhanlu Lab (via the Chromium Vulnerability Rewards Program), Jordy Kersten, Tao Yan of Palo Alto Networks, b0nd@Garage4Hackers (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), bo13oy of CloverSec Labs (via the Chromium Vulnerability Rewards Program), and willJ of Tencent PC Manager reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

A remote user can bypass security controls on the target system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (23.0.0.185; ESR 18.0.0.382; 11.2.202.637 for Linux).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-32.html

Vendor URL:  helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-32.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.
Oct 11 2016 (Microsoft Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Bypass Security Restrictions and Execute Arbitrary Code
Microsoft has issued a fix.
Oct 12 2016 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Bypass Security Restrictions and Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.



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