Adobe Flash Player Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

A vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a targeted system.

The vulnerability is due to improper memory operations that are performed by the affected software. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by persuading a user to open an attachment or click a link in a malicious email message. A successful exploit could trigger a use-after-free condition on the targeted system, which could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the targeted system.

Adobe has confirmed the vulnerability. However, software updates are not available.

CVE Number – CVE-2018-4878

Analysis
  • To exploit this vulnerability, the attacker may use misleading language or instructions to persuade a user to access a link or open an email attachment that submits malicious input to the affected software.
Safeguards
  • Administrators are advised to contact the vendor regarding future updates and releases.

    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: APSA18-01
Fixed Software
  • At the time of publication no Software updates are not available.




Duncan Newell

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

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