Zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player

Use-after-free error
CVE-2016-7892

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2016121302 - Multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player

Vulnerable component: Adobe Flash Player

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-7892

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Description:

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to use-after-free error when processing .swf files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted SWF file, trick the victim into opening it, cause memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in compromise of vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.