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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Adobe Flash Player Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
(Microsoft Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Out-of-Bounds Memory Read Error Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040156
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040156
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-4871   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 10 2018
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Adobe Flash. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

A remote user can create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an out-of-bounds read error and gain read access to potentially sensitive information on the target system.

An anonymous researcher (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.
Solution:   Microsoft has issued a fix for CVE-2018-4871.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/ADV180001

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/ADV180001 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

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