Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player Could Allow Remote Code Execution (APSB15-16)

ITS Advisory Number: 
2015-075
Date(s) Issued: 
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Subject: 
Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player Could Allow Remote Code Execution (APSB15-16)
Overview: 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Adobe Flash Player, a widely distributed multimedia and application player used to enhance the user experience when visiting web pages or reading email messages. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could result in an attacker compromising data security, potentially allowing access to confidential data, or could compromise processing resources in a user's computer.

Systems Affected: 
  • Adobe Flash Player prior to version 18.0.0.203
  • Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release prior to version 13.0.0.302
  • Adobe Flash Player for Linux prior to version 11.2.202.481
  • Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome prior to version 18.0.0.203 for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome prior to version 18.0.0.204 for Linux
  • Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer 10 and 11 prior to version 18.0.0.203
  • Adobe AIR Desktop Runtime prior to version 18.0.0.180 for Macintosh
  • Adobe AIR SDK and SDK & Compiler prior to version 18.0.0.80
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. These vulnerabilities are as follows:

  • Heap buffer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2015-3135, CVE-2015-4432, CVE-2015-5118)
  • Memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2015-3117, CVE-2015-3123, CVE-2015-3130, CVE-2015-3133, CVE-2015-3134, CVE-2015-4431)
  • Type confusion vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2015-3119, CVE-2015-3120, CVE-2015-3121, CVE-2015-3122, CVE-2015-4433)
  • Use-after-free vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2015-3118, CVE-2015-3124, CVE-2015-5117, CVE-2015-3127, CVE-2015-3128, CVE-2015-3129, CVE-2015-3131, CVE-2015-3132, CVE-2015-3136, CVE-2015-3137, CVE-2015-4428, CVE-2015-4430, CVE-2015-5119) Updates MS-ISAC Advisory 2015-074
  • Security bypass vulnerability that could lead to information disclosure (CVE-2015-3114)
  • Multiple vulnerabilities that could be exploited to bypass the same-origin-policy and lead to information disclosure (CVE-2014-0578, CVE-2015-3115, CVE-2015-3116, CVE-2015-3125, CVE-2015-5116)
  • These updates improve memory address randomization of Flash heap for Windows 7 64-bit (CVE-2015-3097)
  • These updates resolve null pointer dereference issues (CVE-2015-3126, CVE-2015-4429)

Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could result in an attacker compromising data security, potentially allowing access to confidential data, or could compromise processing resources in a user's computer.

 

Actions: 
  • Install the updates provided by Adobe immediately after appropriate testing.
  • Run all software as a non-privileged user (one without administrative privileges) to diminish the effects of a successful attack.
  • Remind users not to visit un-trusted websites or follow links provided by unknown or un-trusted sources.
  • Inform and educate users regarding the threats posed by hypertext links contained in emails or attachments, especially those from un-trusted sources.
References: 

Adobe:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-16.html

CVE:

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-0578

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3097

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3114

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3115

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3116

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3117

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3118

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3119

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3120

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3121

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3122

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3123

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3124

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3125

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3126

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3127

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3128

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3129

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3130

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3131

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3132

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3133

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3134

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3135

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3136

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3137

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-4428

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-4429

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-4430

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-4431

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-4432

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-4433

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-5117

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-5118

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-5119

 
Trend Micro:

http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/hacking-team-flash-zero-day-integrated-into-exploit-kits/