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Adobe Flash Player CVE-2011-2452 Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Risk

High

Date Discovered

November 9, 2011

Description

Adobe Flash Player is prone to an unspecified remote memory-corruption vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the affected application. Failed exploit attempts will likely result in denial-of-service conditions.

Technologies Affected

  • Adobe AIR 2.0.2
  • Adobe AIR 2.0.3
  • Adobe AIR 2.0.4
  • Adobe AIR 2.5.1
  • Adobe AIR 2.6
  • Adobe AIR 2.7
  • Adobe AIR 2.7.1
  • Adobe AIR 3.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 10
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.0.584
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.12 .35
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.12 .36
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.12.10
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.15 .3
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.22.87
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32 18
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.42.34
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.45 2
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.45.2
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Release Candidate
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1.102.64
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1.102.65
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1.105.6
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1.106.16
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1.51.66
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1.52.14.1
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1.52.15
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1.53.64
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1.82.76
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1.85.3
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1.92.10
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1.92.8
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1.95.1
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1.95.2
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.2.152
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.2.152.21
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.2.152.32
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.2.152.33
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.2.153.1
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.2.154.13
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.2.154.18
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.2.154.24
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.2.154.25
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.2.154.27
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.2.154.28
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.2.156.12
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.2.157.51
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.2.159.1
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.14
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.16
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.22
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.23
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.26
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.34
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3.183.10
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3.183.4
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3.183.5
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3.183.7
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3.185.21
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3.185.22
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3.185.23
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3.185.25
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3.186.2
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3.186.3
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3.186.6
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3.186.7
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.0.1.152
  • Adobe Flash Player 9
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.112.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.114.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.115.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.124.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.125.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.151 .0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.152 .0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.155.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.159.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.16
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.18D60
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.20
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.20.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.246 0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.246.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.260.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.262
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.262.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.277.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.28.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.280
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.283.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.289.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.31.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.45.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.47.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.48.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.125.0
  • Adobe Flash Player for Android 11.0.1.153
  • Gentoo Linux
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 4.0
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 4.1
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 4.1 Sp1
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 4.2
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 4.2 SP1
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 4.2 SP2
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 5.0
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 5.0 SP1
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 5.0 SP2
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 5.0 SP3
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 5.0 SP5
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 5.0 SP6
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 5.1 SP1
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 5.2 SP2
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 5.3
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 5.3 Update 1
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 6.0
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 6.0.0.96
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 6.1
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 6.2
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 6.3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary 5 Client
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Supplementary 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Supplementary 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Supplementary 5 Server
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Supplementary 6
  • SuSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP4
  • SuSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1
  • SuSE openSUSE 11.3
  • SuSE openSUSE 11.4
  • Sun Solaris 10 Sparc
  • Sun Solaris 10 X86
  • Sun Solaris 11

Recommendations

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.

To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, run the application with the minimal amount of privileges required for functionality.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.

Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity including unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.

Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources.

To reduce the likelihood of successful exploits, never handle files that originate from unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.

To reduce the likelihood of attacks, never visit sites of questionable integrity or follow links provided by unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Implement multiple redundant layers of security.

Various memory-protection schemes (such as nonexecutable and randomly mapped memory segments) may hinder an attacker's ability to exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code.
Updates are available. Please see the references for more information.

Credits

Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team.
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