FILE-FLASH -- Snort has detected suspicious traffic via the Adobe Flash Player. Flash is a common target of code execution, overflow, DoS, and memory corruption attacks in particular, via swifs, action scripts, etc. Many networks block Flash altogether; the application will be deprecated in 2020.
FILE-FLASH Adobe Flash Player out of bounds read attempt
This event is generated when a Flash file that exploits the vulnerability outlined in CVE-2018-15978 is detected.
Out of bounds read
Ease of Attack:
What To Look For
No public information
No known false positives
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MITRE ATT&CK Framework
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CVE Additional Information
CVE-2018-15978Flash Player versions 22.214.171.124 and earlier have an out-of-bounds read vulnerability. Successful exploitation could lead to information disclosure.
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