Intrusion Prevention

Adobe.Flash.Placement.Object.Handling.Code.Execution

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Code Execution 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 21.0.0.226 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Chrome OS

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/apsa16-02.html

CVE References

CVE-2016-4117

Other References

APSB16-02