Zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player

Integer overflow
CVE-2015-8651

Known malware:

Exploit kits: Angler, Neutrino, Nuclear Pack and RIG

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2015122801 - Multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player

Vulnerable component: Adobe Flash Player

CVE-ID: CVE-2015-8651

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

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Description:

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

The weakness exists due to integer overflow. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Web site, trick the victim into visiting it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.

External links:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-01.html
https://blogs.forcepoint.com/security-labs/popular-site-leads-angler-ek-cve-2015-8651-flash-player-e...
https://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2015-122818-3536-99&tabid=2
https://blogs.forcepoint.com/security-labs/popular-site-leads-angler-ek-cve-2015-8651-flash-player-e...
https://krebsonsecurity.com/tag/cve-2015-8651/
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mmpc/2016/06/20/reverse-engineering-dubniums-flash-targeting-exp...
https://krebsonsecurity.com/tag/cve-2015-8651/
https://www.scmagazine.com/adobe-issues-critical-flash-player-patch/article/533434/
http://vulnerablespace.blogspot.com/2016/06/malware-analysing-and-repurposing-rigs.html
https://blog.qualys.com/laws-of-vulnerabilities/2015/12/28/last-adobe-0-day-patched-for-the-year
https://www.reddit.com/r/ReverseEngineering/comments/43a1i5/an_analysis_on_the_principle_of_cve20158...
http://www.securityweek.com/adobe-issues-emergency-patch-flash-zero-day-under-attack
http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/43131/cyber-crime/adobe-flash-zero-day.html
http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/54120/reports/exploit-kits-top-flaws.html
https://blog.malwarebytes.com/threat-analysis/exploits-threat-analysis/2016/07/a-look-into-some-rig-...
http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/here-are-4-vulnerabilities-ransomware-attacks-a...
https://www.recordedfuture.com/recent-ransomware-vulnerabilities/
http://resources.infosecinstitute.com/most-exploited-vulnerabilities-by-whom-when-and-how/#gref
http://neurogadget.net/2016/12/08/adobe-flash-player-bugs-issues-exploits-computers/48666
http://thehackernews.com/2015/12/adobe-flash-security-update.html
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/12/28/adobe_flash_security_update/
https://www.solutionary.com/resource-center/blog/2015/12/adobe-flash-player-vulnerability/
http://wccftech.com/flash-player-receives-emergency-security-patch/
http://news.softpedia.com/news/adobe-fixes-flash-zero-day-bug-discovered-by-huawei-498184.shtml

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