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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Adobe Flash Player Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Flash Player Type Confusion and Use-After-Free Memory Errors Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037240
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037240
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-7857, CVE-2016-7858, CVE-2016-7859, CVE-2016-7860, CVE-2016-7861, CVE-2016-7862, CVE-2016-7863, CVE-2016-7864, CVE-2016-7865   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 8 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 23.0.0.205 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 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-2016-7860, CVE-2016-7861, CVE-2016-7865].

A use-after-free memory error may occur [CVE-2016-7857, CVE-2016-7858, CVE-2016-7859, CVE-2016-7862, CVE-2016-7863, CVE-2016-7864].

Archer (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), Erisaka Mafuyu (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), Kiritou Kureha (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), Kuchiki Toko (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), Takanashi Rikka (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), bo13oy of CloverSec Labs (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative), and onoe serika (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative) 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.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (23.0.0.207 for Windows and Mac, 11.2.202.644 for Linux).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-37.html

Vendor URL:  helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-37.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.
Nov 8 2016 (Microsoft Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Type Confusion and Use-After-Free Memory Errors Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Microsoft has issued a fix.
Nov 9 2016 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Type Confusion and Use-After-Free Memory Errors Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.



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