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Web Attack: Adobe Flash Player RCE CVE-2013-5331 2

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.

Description

This signature detects attempts to exploit a remote code execution vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player.

Additional Information

Adobe Flash Player is a multimedia application for Microsoft Windows, Mozilla, and Apple technologies. Adobe AIR is a cross-platform runtime for developing Internet applications on the desktop.

Adobe Flash Player and AIR are prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability that occurs because of a type confusion error.

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.

Affected

  • Multiple versions of Adobe Flash Player and AIR
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • YouTube