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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Adobe Flash Player Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
(Microsoft Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Use-After-Free Memory Errors Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040335
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040335
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-4877, CVE-2018-4878   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 7 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 28.0.0.137 and prior
Description:   Two 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 Flash content in a Microsoft Office document, web page, or email message 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 [CVE-2018-4878].

This vulnerability is being actively exploited.

The original advisory is available at:

https://www.krcert.or.kr/data/secNoticeView.do?bulletin_writing_sequence=26998

A remote user can create specially crafted Flash 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 [CVE-2018-4877].

KrCERT/CC reported one vulnerability. bo13oy of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative) reported one 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-2018-4877 and CVE-2018-4878.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/ADV180004

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/ADV180004 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2012), Windows (2016), Windows (8), Windows (10)

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