Intrusion Prevention

Adobe.Flash.MSIMG32.DLL.Hijacking

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against an Insecure DLL Loading Path vulnerability in Adobe Flash installer.
The vulnerability occurs when Adobe Flash installer uses the insecure Windows DLL load order to load certain libraries. It could be exploited by remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Products

Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime 21.0.0.226 and earlier on Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release 18.0.0.343 and earlier on Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome 21.0.0.216 and earlier on Windows, Macintosh and Linux
Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 21.0.0.241 and earlier on Windows 10
Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer 10 and 11 21.0.0.241 and earlier on Windows 8.0 and 8.1
Adobe Flash Player for Linux 11.2.202.616 and earlier on Linux
AIR Desktop Runtime 21.0.0.198 and earlier on Windows and Macintosh
AIR SDK 21.0.0.198 and earlier on Windows, Macintosh, Android and iOS
AIR SDK & Compiler 21.0.0.198 and earlier on Windows, Macintosh, Android and iOS

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-15.html

CVE References

CVE-2016-4116