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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Adobe Flash Player Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Flash Player Use-After-Free and Type Confusion Errors Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040509
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040509
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-4919, CVE-2018-4920   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 13 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

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 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-2018-4919].

A remote user can create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a type confusion error and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system [CVE-2018-4920].

Yuki Chen of Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team (via the Chromium Vulnerability Rewards Program) 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 (29.0.0.113).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb18-05.html

Vendor URL:  helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb18-05.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.
Mar 13 2018 (Microsoft Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Use-After-Free and Type Confusion Errors Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Microsoft has issued a fix.
Mar 15 2018 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Use-After-Free and Type Confusion Errors Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.



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