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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Adobe Flash Player Vendors:   Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Flash Player Type Confusion Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1042151
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1042151
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-15981   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 20 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 31.0.0.148 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was 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 type confusion error and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

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 (31.0.0.153).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb18-44.html

Vendor URL:  helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb18-44.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 20 2018 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Adobe Flash Player Type Confusion Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.



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