Zero-Day Advisory

Fortinet Discovers Adobe Flash Player DoABC Traits Handling Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Summary

Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a memory corruption vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player.
Adobe Flash Player is a freeware for using content created on the Adobe Flash platform, including viewing multimedia, executing rich Internet applications, and streaming video and audio. Flash Player can run from a web browser as a browser plug-in or on supported mobile devices.Flash Player has a wide user base, and is a common format for games, animations, and GUIs embedded into web pages. More than 400 million Internet-enabled computers have Flash Player installed.
A memory corruption vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player. This vulnerability is caused due to insufficient validation when handling Traits structure.It may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.

Solutions

FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

Adobe.Flash.Player.DoABC.Traits.Handling.Memory.Corruption
Released Jul 06, 2015

Users should apply the solution provided by Adobe.

Acknowledgement

This vulnerability was discovered by Kai Lu of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

IPS Subscription

Fortinet customers who subscribe to Fortinet's intrusion prevention (IPS) service should be protected against this vulnerability with the appropriate configuration parameters in place. Fortinet's IPS service is one component of FortiGuard Subscription Services, which also offer comprehensive solutions such as antivirus, Web content filtering and antispam capabilities. These services enable protection against threats on both application and network layers. FortiGuard Services are continuously updated by FortiGuard Labs, which enables Fortinet to deliver a combination of multi-layered security intelligence and true zero-day protection from new and emerging threats. These updates are delivered to all FortiGate, FortiMail and FortiClient products. Fortinet strictly follows responsible disclosure guidelines to ensure optimum protection during a threat's lifecycle.