|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2012-191|
|Date Published:||10 May 2012|
|Last Updated:||9 May 2018|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Flash Player. The vulnerability is due to an error in the Adobe Flash Player when parsing SWF files embedded in Excel files. A remote attacker may exploit this issue by convincing a victim to open a specially crafted Excel file that contains a malicious SWF file embedded within it. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability will crash the application and may allow execution of arbitrary code on the vulnerable system.|
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This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Adobe Products Violation.
Attack Information: Adobe Flash Player malformed SWF memory corruption (APSA11-01)