Adobe Flash Player Out-of-Bounds Read Information Disclosure Vulnerability [CVE-2018-4871]

A vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to access sensitive information on a targeted system.

The vulnerability is due to an unspecified condition in the affected software that could lead to an out-of-bounds read condition. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by persuading a user to visit a web page that contains malicious Flash content. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to access sensitive information, which could be used to conduct additional attacks.

Adobe has confirmed the vulnerability and released software updates.

Analysis
To exploit this vulnerability, the attacker may use misleading language or instructions to persuade a user to access a link that submits malicious input to the affected software.
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.
Users are advised not to open email messages from suspicious or unrecognized sources. If users cannot verify that links or attachments included in email messages are safe, they are advised not to open them.
Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
Vendor Announcements
Adobe has released a security bulletin at the following link: APSB18-01

FreeBSD has released a VuXML document at the following link: Flash Player — information disclosure

Fixed Software
Adobe has released software updates at the following links:

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He also has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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