Multiple Vulnerabilities In Adobe Flash Player Could Allow Remote Code Execution

ITS Advisory Number: 
2015-008
Date(s) Issued: 
Friday, February 6, 2015
Subject: 
Multiple Vulnerabilities In Adobe Flash Player Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Overview: 
Multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player could allow remote code execution. Adobe Flash Player is a widely distributed multimedia and application player used to enhance the user experience when visiting web pages or reading email messages. Successful exploitation could result in an attacker compromising data security or processing resources in a user's computer. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause denial-of-service conditions.
Systems Affected: 
  • Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.296 and earlier versions
  • Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.264 and earlier 13.x versions
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.440 and earlier 11.x versions
RISK
GOVERNMENT
Large and medium government entities: 
High
Small government entities: 
High
BUSINESS
Large and medium business entities: 
High
Small business entities: 
High
Home Users: 
High
Description: 

Adobe Flash Player is prone to multiple vulnerabilities that could allow for remote code execution. These vulnerabilities are as follows:

  • Use-after-free vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2015-0313, CVE-2015-0315, CVE-2015-0320, CVE-2015-0322).
  • Memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2015-0314, CVE-2015-0316, CVE-2015-0318, CVE-2015-0321, CVE-2015-0329, CVE-2015-0330).
  • Type confusion vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2015-0317, CVE-2015-0319).
  • Heap Buffer overflow vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2015-0323, CVE-2015-032).
  • Buffer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2015-0324).
  • A Null pointer dereferencing issue (CVE-2015-0325, CVE-2015-0326, CVE-2015-0328).

Successful exploitation could result in an attacker compromising data security or processing resources in a user's computer.

 

Actions: 

We recommend the following actions be taken:

  • Install the updates provided by Adobe immediately after appropriate testing.
  • Remind users not to visit untrusted websites or follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
  • Remind users not to open email attachments from unknown users or suspicious emails from trusted sources.
  • Limit user account privileges to those required only.