Zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player

Use-after-free error

According to Kaspersky Lab, this vulnerability has being exploited in the wild by BlackOasis actor in June 2015.

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2016020902 - Multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player

Vulnerable component: Adobe Flash Player

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-0984

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


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

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

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

According to Kasperksy Lab report, this vulnerability has bein actively exploited in the wild by BlackOasis APT actor.

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