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Check Point Advisories

Adobe Flash Player Use After Free Code Execution (APSB17-15: CVE-2017-3071)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0384
Date Published: 9 May 2017
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 9 May 2017
Source: Adobe Security Bulletin APSB17-15
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-3071
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R76, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Adobe Flash Player on Windows Server 2012
Adobe Flash Player on Windows 8.1 for 32-bit systems
Adobe Flash Player on Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems
Adobe Flash Player on Windows Server 2012 R2
Adobe Flash Player on Windows RT 8.1
Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems
Adobe Flash Player on Windows 10 Version 1511 for 32-bit Systems
Adobe Flash Player on Windows Server 2016
Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems
Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 Version 1703 for 32-bit Systems
Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player. The vulnerability is due to a use-after-free error in Adobe Flash Player while handling a specially crafted SWF file. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by enticing a target user to open a specially crafted SWF file .
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches from: APSB17-15

Protection Overview

This protection will 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 Use After Free Code Execution (APSB17-15: CVE-2017-3071) 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 Use After Free Code Execution (APSB17-15: CVE-2017-3071)