Zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player

Stack-based buffer overflow

The vulnerability was reported to Adobe by the following researchers: Chenming Xu and Jason Jones of ICEBRG, Bai Haowen, Zeng Haitao and Huang Chaowen of 360 Threat Intelligence Center of 360 Enterprise Security Group, and Yang Kang, Hu Jiang, Zhang Qing, and Jin Quan of Qihoo 360 Core Security (@360CoreSec), Tencent PC Manager.

The attacks exploiting this vulnerability mainly target the Middle East.

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2018060720 - Multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player

Vulnerable component: Adobe Flash Player

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-5002

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/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-121 - Stack-based Buffer Overflow


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a stack-based buffer overflow when processing .swf files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted .swf file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow the attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

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