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Check Point Advisories

Adobe Flash Player Security Bypass (APSB16-18: CVE-2016-4140)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2016-1010
Date Published: 10 Nov 2016
Severity: High
Last Updated: 8 Nov 2018
Source: Adobe Security Bulletin APSB16-18
Industry Reference:CVE-2016-4140
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime 21.0.0.242 and earlier
Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release 18.0.0.352 and earlier
Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome 21.0.0.242 and earlier
Adobe Flash Player for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 21.0.0.242 and earlier
Adobe Flash Player for Linux 11.2.202.621 and earlier
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Flash Player. The vulnerability is due to insecure library loading while handling certain files. A remote attacker could exploit this issue by enticing a user to open a legitimate file that will insecurely load a specially crafted DLL file located in the same network directory.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: APSB16-18

Protection Overview

This protection detects 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 Security Bypass (APSB16-18: CVE-2016-4140) 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 Security Bypass (APSB16-18: CVE-2016-4140)

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