Vulnerability Alert

Adobe Flash Player Unspecified Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability

 
Threat Type:CWE-119: Buffer Errors
IntelliShield ID:26657
Version:3
First Published:2012 August 14 20:37 GMT
Last Published:2013 May 22 15:03 GMT
Port: Not available
CVE:CVE-2012-1535
BugTraq ID:55009
Urgency:Possible use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Moderate Damage
CVSS Base:9.3 CVSS Calculator
CVSS Version 2.0
CVSS Temporal:7.7
 
Version Summary:Cisco has updated this alert to reflect the public availability of functional exploit code for the Adobe Flash Player unspecified arbitrary code execution vulnerability.
 
 
Description
Adobe Flash Player contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a targeted system.

The vulnerability is due to an unspecified vulnerability. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a  user to view a website that contains malicious Flash content. If successful, the attacker could execute arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of the user.

Functional code that exploits this vulnerability is available as part of the Metasploit framework.

Adobe has confirmed the vulnerability and released software updates.
 
Warning Indicators
Adobe Flash Player versions 11.3.300.270 and prior for Windows and Mac and Adobe Flash Player versions 11.2.202.236 for Linux are vulnerable.
 
IntelliShield Analysis
To exploit the vulnerability, the attacker may provide a link that directs a user to a malicious site and use misleading language or instructions to persuade the user to follow the provided link.

Adobe has reported that limited exploitation is ongoing in the wild.
 
Vendor Announcements
Adobe has released a security bulletin at the following link: APSB12-18

Red Hat has released an official CVE statement and a security advisory for bug 848180 at the following links: CVE-2012-1535 and RHSA-2012:1173
 
Impact
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on a targeted system with the privileges of the user. If the user holds elevated privileges, the attacker could completely compromise the system.
 
Technical Information
Technical information is not available.
 
Safeguards
Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

Users are advised not to open e-mail messages from suspicious or unrecognized sources. If users cannot verify that links or attachments included in e-mail messages are safe, they are advised not to open them.

Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.
 
Patches/Software
Adobe has released software updates at the following links:
Red Hat has released updated software for registered subscribers at the following link: Red Hat Network. Red Hat packages can be updated on Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 5 and later using the yum tool.

Signatures
 
Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) 6.0
Signature IDSignature NameReleaseLatest Release Date
1387/0Adobe Flash Player Arbitrary Code ExecutionS6622012 Aug 16 
 
Alert History
 

Version 2, August 16, 2012, 4:31 PM: Red Hat has released a security advisory and updated packages to address the Adobe Flash Player unspecified arbitrary code execution vulnerability.

Version 1, August 14, 2012, 4:37 PM: Adobe Flash Player contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a targeted system. Updates are available.


Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
AdobeAdobe Flash Player 11.0.1.152 Base | 11.1.102.55 Base | 11.1.102.62 Base | 11.1.102.63 Base | 11.2.202.233 Base | 11.2.202.235 Base | 11.3.300.270 Base

Associated Products:
Red Hat, Inc.Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary 6 IA-32, x86_64
Red Hat, Inc.Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary 6 IA-32, x86_64
Red Hat, Inc.Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary 6 IA-32, x86_64




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