Zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player

Buffer overflow

The vulnerability was reported to Adobe by Sergey Golovanov and Alexander Polyakov of Kaspersky.
The vulnerability was being used in a series of targeted attacks mostly against human rights activists and political dissidents from Africa and the Middle East.

Known malware:

Exploit: SWF/CVE-2013-0633.

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2013020701 - Two remote code execution vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player

Vulnerable component: Adobe Flash Player

CVE-ID: CVE-2013-0633

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


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

The weakness exists due to buffer overflow in ActiveX version of Flash Player. A remote attacker can create 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 results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Public Exploits: