Zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player

Code injection

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2008081801 - Code injection in Adobe Flash Player

Vulnerable component: Adobe Flash Player

CVE-ID: CVE-2008-3873

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-94 - Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to hijack the clipboard on the target system.

The weakness exists due to error in the setClipboard() function. By persuading a victim view a specially crafted shockwave file, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to insert persistent data into the clipboard.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in modification of data on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.