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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:  1037111
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037111
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-7855   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 26 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 23.0.0.185 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 use-after-free memory error and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

[Editor's note: This vulnerability is being actively exploited against Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 systems.]

Neel Mehta and Billy Leonard from Google's Threat Analysis Group 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 (23.0.0.205; 11.2.202.643 for Linux).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-36.html

Vendor URL:  helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-36.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 27 2016 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Use-After-Free Memory Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
Oct 28 2016 (Microsoft Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Use-After-Free Memory Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Microsoft has issued a fix.



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