CVE-2018-4878 Detail

Current Description

A use-after-free vulnerability was discovered in Adobe Flash Player before 28.0.0.161. This vulnerability occurs due to a dangling pointer in the Primetime SDK related to media player handling of listener objects. A successful attack can lead to arbitrary code execution. This was exploited in the wild in January and February 2018.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  9.8 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2018/02/group-123-goes-wild.html Technical Description  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/102893 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1040318 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:0285 Third Party Advisory 
https://blog.morphisec.com/flash-exploit-cve-2018-4878-spotted-in-the-wild-massive-malspam-campaign Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/InQuest/malware-samples/tree/master/CVE-2018-4878-Adobe-Flash-DRM-UAF-0day Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/vysec/CVE-2018-4878 Third Party Advisory 
https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb18-03.html Vendor Advisory 
https://securingtomorrow.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/hackers-bypassed-adobe-flash-protection-mechanism/
https://threatpost.com/adobe-flash-player-zero-day-spotted-in-the-wild/129742/ Third Party Advisory 
https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/adobe-flash-vulnerability-reappears-in-malicious-word-files/d/d-id/1331139 Third Party Advisory 
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/44412/
https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2018/02/attacks-leveraging-adobe-zero-day.html Third Party Advisory 
https://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/us/security/news/vulnerabilities-and-exploits/north-korean-hackers-allegedly-exploit-adobe-flash-player-vulnerability-cve-2018-4878-against-south-korean-targets Technical Description  Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-416 Use After Free cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-4878
NVD Published Date:
02/06/2018
NVD Last Modified:
05/03/2018
Source:
Adobe Systems Incorporated