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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Adobe Flash Player Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
(Microsoft Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Type Confusion Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Out-of-Bounds Memory Read Error Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041249
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041249
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-5007, CVE-2018-5008   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 10 2018
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, 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 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 a type confusion error and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system [CVE-2018-5007].

A remote user can create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an out-of-bounds memory read error and access potentially sensitive information on the target system [CVE-2018-5008].

Steven Seeley of Source Incite (via iDefense) and willJof Tencent PC Manager (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.

A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

Solution:   Microsoft has issued a fix.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/ADV180017

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/ADV180017 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2012), Windows (2016), Windows (8), Windows (10)
Underlying OS Comments:  2012, 2012 R2, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2016, 10, 10 Version 1607, 10 Version 1703, 10 Version 1709, 10 Version 1803

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