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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Adobe Flash Player Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
(Microsoft Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Use-After-Free Memory Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037137
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037137
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-7855   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 28 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:   Microsoft has issued a fix for CVE-2016-7855.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-128

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-128 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2012), Windows (8), Windows (10)
Underlying OS Comments:  8.1, RT 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, 10, 10 1511, 10 1607; and prior service packs

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