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CVE-2018-5002 – Adobe Flash Player Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Alert!

June 8, 2018
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The recent zero-day vulnerability CVE-2018-5002 in Adobe Flash Player enables attackers to perform a Remote Code Execution on targeted machines. Adobe has released a security advisory APSB18-19 on June 7, 2018 to address this issue. According to Adobe, the in-wild exploit is being used in limited, targeted attacks and it impacts limited Windows users.

Vulnerable versions

  • Adobe Flash Player 29.0.0.171 and prior versions for Desktop Runtime, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11

About the vulnerability

This is a stack buffer overflow vulnerability in Adobe Flash player which allows attackers to perform a Arbitrary Code Execution on targeted machines. After successful exploitation, attackers can take control of the vulnerable systems and download and execute malware on them. This is a stack buffer overflow vulnerability in Adobe Flash player which allows attackers to perform a Arbitrary Code Execution on targeted machines. After successful exploitation, attackers can take control of the vulnerable systems and download and execute malware on them.

Reportedly, the vulnerability is currently being exploited in the wild through a malicious Office document. This office document is an initial attack vector which further downloads and executes malicious Flash file. According to the advisory, the malicious office document was distributed through email.

Quick Heal detection

Quick Heal has released the following detection for the vulnerability CVE-2018-5002:

  • Exp.SWF.CVE-2018-5002
  • Exp.XLS.CVE-2018-5002

Quick Heal Security Labs is actively looking for new in-the-wild exploits for this vulnerability and ensuring coverage for them.

References

Subject Matter Experts

Sameer Patil | Quick Heal Security Labs

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Sameer Patil is part of the IPS team in Quick Heal. He has 4 years of experience working in different security products and architectures. His interest lies in...
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