Intrusion Prevention

Adobe.Flash.Player.Privilege.Escalation

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Privilege Escalation vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient checks of permission when handling a malicious swf file. A remote attack may be able to exploit this to escalate their privileges on a local system.

Affected Products

Adobe Flash Player before 10.3.183.43 and 11.x before 11.5.502.110 on Windows and Mac OS X,
before 10.3.183.43 and 11.x before 11.2.202.251 on Linux,
before 11.1.111.24 on Android 2.x and 3.x, and before 11.1.115.27 on Android 4.x,
Adobe AIR before 3.5.0.600; and Adobe AIR SDK before 3.5.0.600

Impact

Privilege Escalation: Remote attackers can leverage their privilege on the vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-24.html

CVE References

CVE-2012-5278