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Check Point Advisories

Adobe Flash Player Integer Overflow Remote Code Execution (APSB16-01: CVE-2015-8651)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2015-1429
Date Published: 28 Dec 2015
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 4 Oct 2017
Source: Adobe Security Bulletin APSB16-01
Industry Reference:CVE-2015-8651
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime 20.0.0.235 and earlier on Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release 18.0.0.268 and earlier on Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome 20.0.0.228 and earlier on Windows, Macintosh and Linux
Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 20.0.0.228 and earlier on Windows 10
Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer 10 and 11 20.0.0.228 and earlier on Windows 8.0 and 8.1
Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.554 and earlier on Linux
AIR Desktop Runtime 20.0.0.204 and earlier on Windows and Macintosh
AIR SDK 20.0.0.204 and earlier on Windows, Macintosh, Android and iOS
AIR SDK and Compiler 20.0.0.204 and earlier on Windows, Macintosh, Android and iOS
AIR for Android 20.0.0.204 and earlier on Android
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Flash Player. The vulnerability is due to a design flaw that could lead to integer overflow. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a victim to open specially crafted SWF files.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: APSB16-01

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 / R76 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Adobe Flash Player Integer Overflow Remote Code Execution (APSB16-01: CVE-2015-8651) 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 Integer Overflow Remote Code Execution (APSB16-01: CVE-2015-8651)