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Adobe Flash Player Address Leak Buffer Overflow (APSB14-02; CVE-2014-0492)

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Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1065
Date Published:
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Last Updated:
Source: Adobe Security Bulletin APSB14-02
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2014-0492
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R70
  • R71
  • R75 and above
Who is Vulnerable?
Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.170 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.332 and earlier versions for Linux
Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1380 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1380 and earlier versions for Android
Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1380 SDK and earlier versions
Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1380 SDK & Compiler and earlier versions
Vulnerability Description
An address leak vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Flash Player. The vulnerability is due to an error in the ActionScript Virtual Machine (AVM) while handling malicious Flash files. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted SWF file.
Update/Patch Available
Apply patches from: APSB14-02

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block the transferring of malformed SWF files over HTTP.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R70 / R71 / R75 and above

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Flash Player Address Leak Buffer Overflow (APSB14-02) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:

Attack Name:  Adobe Flash Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Adobe Flash Player Address Leak Buffer Overflow (APSB14-02)