DIS / SC-ISAC
Division of Information Security
South Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center
DATE ISSUED: 5/1/2014
Vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player Could Allow Remote Code Execution
A vulnerability has been discovered in Adobe Flash Player. 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 of this vulnerability could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete
data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause denial-of-service conditions.
This vulnerability is currently being exploited in the wild. Kaspersky Lab has reported that an active exploit for this vulnerability was discovered on a compromised website at hxxp://jpic[dot]gov[dot]sy.
Adobe Flash Player is prone to a remote buffer overflow vulnerability. This vulnerability exists in the Pixel Bender component of Adobe Flash. The vulnerability may be exploited in a way that could allow an attacker
to execute arbitrary code, in the context of the current user, within Adobe Flash. An attacker could host a website with a specially crafted Small Web Format (SWF) file designed to take advantage of this vulnerability, and then convince or trick an unsuspecting
user to visit their site.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install
programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.
Adobe Flash Player 18.104.22.168 and earlier versions for Windows
Adobe Flash Player 22.214.171.124 and earlier versions for Macintosh
Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.1990 and earlier versions for Linux
Large and medium government entities: High
Small government entities: High
- Large and medium business entities: High
- Small business entities: High
Home users: High
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.
Do not open email attachments from unknown or untrusted sources.
Adobe Flash Player
Please feel free to contact the SC ISAC if you have any questions or need any additional information.
The SC ISAC will provide amplifying information as it becomes available.
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