Check Point Advisories

Adobe Flash Player Memory Leakage (APSB14-21: CVE-2014-0557)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-2188
Date Published: 13 Nov 2014
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 31 Mar 2019
Source: Adobe APSB14-21
Industry Reference:CVE-2014-0557
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75, R71, R70

Who is Vulnerable? Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.179 and earlier versions
Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.241 and earlier 13.x versions
Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.400 and earlier versions for Linux
Adobe AIR desktop runtime 14.0.0.178 and earlier versions
Adobe AIR SDK 14.0.0.178 and earlier versions
Adobe AIR SDK & Compiler 14.0.0.178 and earlier versions
Adobe AIR 14.0.0.179 and earlier versions for Android
Vulnerability Description A memory leakage vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Flash Player. The vulnerability is due to an error in Adobe Flash Player while parsing a specially crafted file. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by enticing a victim to open a specially crafted file.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: APSB14-21

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block the transferring of malformed 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 / R75 / R71 / R70

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Flash Player Memory Leakage (APSB14-21: CVE-2014-0557) 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 Memory Leakage (APSB14-21: CVE-2014-0557)

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