Overview

On December 5, 2018, local time, Adobe released a security bulletin to document the remediation of two vulnerabilities, namely a critical 0-day vulnerability (CVE-2018-15982) in Adobe Flash Player and an important vulnerability (CVE-2018-15983) in Adobe Flash Player installer.

Vulnerability details are as follows:

CVE ID Vulnerability Impact Severity Level Vulnerability Type
CVE-2018-15982 Arbitrary code execution Critical Use after free
CVE-2018-15983 Privilege Escalation Important Insecure library load (DLL hijacking)

For details, please click the following link:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb18-42.html

Affected Versions

  • Adobe Flash Player <= 31.0.0.153
  • Adobe Flash Player Installer <= 31.0.0.108

Unaffected Versions

  • Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.101
  • Adobe Flash Player Installer 31.0.0.122

Solution

Adobe has officially released security updates to fix the preceding vulnerabilities. Users are advised to update their installation to the latest version as soon as possible.

Updates can be downloaded from the following link:

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer

Reference link:

https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb18-42.html

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