Check Point Advisories

Adobe Flash Player Use After Free Code Execution (APSB14-21: CVE-2014-0553; CVE-2017-2992)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-1984
Date Published: 9 Nov 2014
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 5 Jul 2018
Source: Adobe APSB14-21
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-2992
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, 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 and Compiler
AIR for Android
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Flash Player. The vulnerability is due to a use-after-free error while loading specially crafted files. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing the victim to open a specially crafted file.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: APSB14-21

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

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 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Flash Player Use After Free Code Execution (APSB14-21: CVE-2014-0553) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Adobe Flash Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Adobe Flash Player Use After Free Code Execution (APSB14-21: CVE-2014-0553)

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