Check Point Advisories

Adobe Flash Player Memory Corruption (APSB14-21: CVE-2014-0549)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1983
Date Published: 9 Nov 2014
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 19 Apr 2017
Source: Adobe Security Bulletin APSB14-21
Industry Reference:CVE-2014-0549
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable? Flash Player Desktop Runtime
Flash Player Extended Support Release
Flash Player for Linux
Flash Player for Google Chrome
Flash Player for Internet Explorer 10
Flash Player for Internet Explorer 11
AIR Desktop Runtime
AIR SDK
AIR SDK and Compiler
AIR for Android
Vulnerability Description A memory corruption vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Flash Player. The vulnerability is due to an error in Adobe Flash Player while parsing a specially crafted SWF file. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a victim to open a specially crafted SWF file.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: APSB14-21

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to transfer malformed SWF files.

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, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R76 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Flash Player Memory Corruption (APSB14-21: CVE-2014-0549) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Adobe Flash Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Adobe Flash Player Memory Corruption (APSB14-21: CVE-2014-0549)

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