Critical vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player and earlier

  1. Brink's Avatar
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       03 Feb 2018 #1

    Critical vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player and earlier

    UPDATE 2/6: KB4074595 Security Update for Adobe Flash Player - Feb. 6 - Windows 10 Forums

    Security Advisory for Flash Player | APSA18-01

    Bulletin ID Date Published Priority
    APSA18-01 February 1, 2018 1


    A critical vulnerability (CVE-2018-4878) exists in Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions. Successful exploitation could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

    Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2018-4878 exists in the wild, and is being used in limited, targeted attacks against Windows users. These attacks leverage Office documents with embedded malicious Flash content distributed via email.

    Adobe will address this vulnerability in a release planned for the week of February 5.

    For the latest information, users may monitor the Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team blog.

    Affected Product Versions

    Product Version Platform
    Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime and earlier versions Windows, Macintosh
    Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome and earlier versions Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS
    Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 and earlier versions Windows 10 and 8.1
    Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime and earlier versions Linux

    To verify the version of Adobe Flash Player installed on your system, access the About Flash Player page, or right- click on content running in Flash Player and select "About Adobe (or Macromedia) Flash Player" from the menu. If you use multiple browsers, perform the check for each browser you have installed on your system.


    Beginning with Flash Player 27, administrators have the ability to change Flash Player's behavior when running on Internet Explorer on Windows 7 and below by prompting the user before playing SWF content. For more details, see this administration guide.

    Administrators may also consider implementing Protected View for Office. Protected View opens a file marked as potentially unsafe in Read-only mode.

    Vulnerability details

    Vulnerability Category Vulnerability Impact Severity CVE Number
    Use-after-free Remote Code Execution Critical CVE-2018-4878


    Adobe would like to thank KrCERT/CC for reporting this issue and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers.

    Source: Adobe Security Advisory

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  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       03 Feb 2018 #1

    Latest beta is, not sure if it is vulnerable though.
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  3. Cliff S's Avatar
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       03 Feb 2018 #2

    Why don't those OneDeeTenTee's(1D10T's) just stop integrating that garbage with Win10?
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  4.    04 Feb 2018 #3

    Agreed. This is the version I have. Please let Flash Player die.
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  5.    05 Feb 2018 #4

    Go to chrome, in chrome://components/ and force the update of flash.
    Latest version is the
    Last edited by delijohn; 05 Feb 2018 at 03:50.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       06 Feb 2018 #5

    New Adobe Flash Player WHQL is now officially available. :)

    Latest Version of Adobe Flash Player - Windows 10 Forums
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  7. ThrashZone's Avatar
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       06 Feb 2018 #6

    Yeah got to love any updates to flash in 10
    MS always resets everything to default enabling everything again

    I forget what win-10 apps actually use this crapware beside "edge of the cliff" no pun intended @Cliff
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  8.    06 Feb 2018 #7

    I disable flash and only enable it site by site. Some sites like Disney require crapFlash.
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  9. Farvatten's Avatar
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       06 Feb 2018 #8

    KB4074595 - Flash v. just arrived on WU

    Last edited by Brink; 06 Feb 2018 at 22:26. Reason: added link
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