Intrusion Prevention

Adobe.Flash.AS.LoadVars.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Memory Corruption 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 21.0.0.197 and earlier on Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release 18.0.0.333 and earlier on Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome 21.0.0.197 and earlier on Windows, Macintosh, Linux and ChromeOS
Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 21.0.0.197 and earlier on Windows 10
Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer 11 21.0.0.197 and earlier on Windows 8.1
Adobe Flash Player for Linux 11.2.202.577 and earlier on Linux

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/apsb16-10.html

CVE References

CVE-2016-1017

Other References

APSB16-10