22 Vulnerabilities Fixed in Flash Player 17.0.0.169

The new version of Flash Player released fixes 22 vulnerabilities, among which, a memory corruption flaw which is being leveraged in the wild. Mostly all the bugs repaired had memory corruption problems. These bugs, if successfully exploited, could allow attacker to execute codes on affected machines.
The new version of Flash Player released fixes 22 vulnerabilities, among which, a memory corruption flaw. Mostly all the bugs repaired had memory corruption problems. These bugs, if successfully exploited, could allow attacker to execute codes on affected machines.

  • These updates resolve memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2015-0347, CVE-2015-0350, CVE-2015-0352, CVE-2015-0353, CVE-2015-0354, CVE-2015-0355, CVE-2015-0360, CVE-2015-3038, CVE-2015-3041, CVE-2015-3042, CVE-2015-3043).
  • These updates resolve a type confusion vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2015-0356).
  • These updates resolve a buffer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2015-0348).
  • These updates resolve use-after-free vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2015-0349, CVE-2015-0351, CVE-2015-0358, CVE-2015-3039).
  • These updates resolve double-free vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (CVE-2015-0346, CVE-2015-0359).
  • These updates resolve memory leak vulnerabilities that could be used to bypass ASLR (CVE-2015-0357, CVE-2015-3040). 
  • These updates resolve a security bypass vulnerability that could lead to information disclosure (CVE-2015-3044).


We advise our readers to update their Flash Player. The new release is available for all platforms.

Source:[Adobe Security Bulletin]

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