VUPEN Security Research - Adobe Flash Player ActionScript FileReference Buffer Overflow (APSB11-21)

VUPEN Security Research - Adobe Flash Player ActionScript FileReference Buffer Overflow (APSB11-21)

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"Adobe Flash Player is a cross-platform browser-based application runtime
that delivers uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content,
and videos across screens and browsers. Flash Player delivers breakthrough
web experiences to over 98% of Internet users." from


VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered a critical vulnerability
in Adobe Flash Player.

The vulnerability is caused by a buffer overflow error when processing a
malformed ActionScript FileReference method, which could be exploited by
remote attackers to compromise a vulnerable system by tricking a user
into visiting a specially crafted web page.

CVSS Score: 10 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVE: CVE-2011-2137


Adobe Flash Player v10.3.181.34 and prior
Adobe Flash Player v10.3.185.25 and prior for Android
Adobe AIR version 2.7 and prior

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Upgrade to Adobe Flash Player v10.3.183.5 :

Upgrade to Adobe Flash Player v10.3.186.3 for Android :

Upgrade to Adobe AIR v2.7.1 :


This vulnerability was discovered by Nicolas Joly of VUPEN Security


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2011-04-28 - Vulnerability Discovered by VUPEN and shared with customers
2011-08-10 - Public disclosure