Rule Category

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.

Alert Message

FILE-FLASH Adobe Flash Player malformed ATF heap overflow attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attempt to exploit an ATF parsing heap buffer overflow in Adobe Flash Player is detected. Impact: Attempted User Privilege Gain Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Tactic:

Technique:

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

CVE

Additional Links

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2016-1002
Adobe Flash Player before 18.0.0.333 and 19.x through 21.x before 21.0.0.182 on Windows and OS X and before 11.2.202.577 on Linux, Adobe AIR before 21.0.0.176, Adobe AIR SDK before 21.0.0.176, and Adobe AIR SDK & Compiler before 21.0.0.176 allow attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via unspecified vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2016-0960, CVE-2016-0961, CVE-2016-0962, CVE-2016-0986, CVE-2016-0989, CVE-2016-0992, and CVE-2016-1005.
Details
Severity Base Score9.8
Impact Score5.9 Exploit Score3.9
Confidentiality ImpactHIGH Integrity ImpactHIGH
Availability ImpactHIGH Access Vector
Authentication Ease of Access