Adobe Flash Player buffer overflow

Notification Type: IBM Security Solutions Protection Alert
Notification Date: February 12, 2013
Notification Version: 1.0
Name: Adobe Flash Player buffer overflow
Public disclosure/
In the wild date:
February 07, 2013
Aliases: APSB13-04
CVE: CVE-2013-0633

A vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player's parsing of SWF content.


ISS Coverage

Product Content Version
Proventia Network IDS
Proventia Network IPS
Proventia Network MFS
Proventia Server (Linux)
RealSecure Network
RealSecure Server Sensor
Proventia Desktop
Proventia Server IPS (Windows)
Propagation Techniques ISS Protection Available

remote exploit

12 Feb 2013
15 Apr 2011


Detailed Description

Business Impact:

Exploitation of this vulnerability can result in remote code execution with the privileges of the current user.  Typical exploitation vectors would be to lure a victim to visit a web site or open a document with malicious SWF content.

*CVSS Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete
Adjusted Temporal Score: 6.9
  Exploitability: Unproven
Remediation Level: Official-Fix
Report Confidence: Confirmed
Affected Products:

For a full list of affected versions, see references below.

Technical Description:

A previously unknown remote code execution vulnerability in the current and earlier versions of Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.146 (Wiindows and Macintosh), (Linux), (Android 4.x), and (Android 3.x and 2.x) is actively being exploited in the wild. Adobe Flash Player's handling of CFF resulted in an integer overflow which can be leveraged to run attacker supplied code.


Refer to APSB13-04 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.



Revision History

1.0 Initial publication.

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