Intrusion Prevention

Adobe.Flash.Display.Container.Global.Init.Use.After.Free

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Use After Free vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted SWF file. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the application, via a crafted SWF file.

Affected Products

Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime 20.0.0.235 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release 18.0.0.268 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome 20.0.0.228 and earlier for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and ChromeOS
Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 20.0.0.228 and earlier for Windows 10
Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer 10 and 11 20.0.0.228 and earlier for Windows 8.0 and 8.1
Adobe Flash Player for Linux 11.2.202.554 and earlier for Linux
AIR Desktop Runtime 20.0.0.204 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh
AIR SDK 20.0.0.204 and earlier for Windows, Macintosh, Android and iOS
AIR SDK & Compiler 20.0.0.204 and earlier for Windows, Macintosh, Android and iOS
AIR for Android 20.0.0.204 and earlier for Android

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-01.html

CVE References

CVE-2015-8634